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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pasingayew, prologo tan ipilogo na librok a Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles

No ikorit ko so dilin bilay-awaran, sarayan sinoniton anlong so mangiparungtal na pangitatalindeg ko ed ibulaslas na Parnasun Pangasinan.

Karaklan ed sarayan anlong et nipaakar ed pangitatanduro na salita, pamalayug na kultura ed luyag tan pamaoli ed Pangasinan bilang sakey a litirarion lingguahi. Nipaakar met irayan anlong ed pakdaar ya inaon ed tongtong, tagaumen, uliran tan awaran ya inimsay ed talaagewan odino diurnal.

Katatdang na komaduan milinio, say kuritan o litiraturan Pangasinan et wala la ed tambib na d(ibolusion), bangbalet, balbaleg so pananisiak ya ag iya bengat lan nabalang odino naandi legan ya wala ni’ra’y sumusulat tan umaanlong a matoor so pililikna ed tawir tan abangonan a salita.

Masurin tua ya say bilay na salita et wala ed mabunan litiratura.


(para ed say Ulupan na Pansiansia’y Salitan Pangasinan tan saray mansusulat ed abangonan a salita)

isibuag tayo’d intiron luyag
saksakey akup a binin bokel
no wala’y ontubo ed saraya
itanem ed mabuna ya dalin
pian ombaleg iran mabulaslas
no nambonga la’ra et burburen

pilien so nayarin binien
tiponen angga ed naparakel

onia komun so gawaen tayo
ed litiratura’y Pangasinan
isulat - payamanen so porma
imahin tan say ritorika to
tan uksoyen ed antolohiya
ipaamta ed saray karaklan

say bilay na sakey a salita
wala’d mabunan litiratura


dalit ed aristos na anito
nampayak ya balikas na walna
egpang na anlong iran sonito
ed tekap na bilay tan awaran

kuyab ed pagew na manangaro
tambayo ed pinabli tan aro
dangwan ed dalin ya sinulmingan
laineng ed layug-Caboloan

araya et bosis tan liknaan
salming na ilalam da’ra’y musia
linawa’y sakey ya umaanlong

inkorit ed libron malagilion
pamasimbalo’d litiraturan
abayag lan linmereg ed lingoan

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Santiago B. Villafania, a bilingual Filipino poet who writes in English and in his native language of Pangasinan, is the author of poetry collections Bonsaic Verses (2012), Pinabli and Other Poems (2012), Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles (2007), and Balikas na Caboloan (Voices from Caboloan, 2005) published by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) under its UBOD New Authors Series. He has been published in several countries and translated into several languages. Villafania is one of the 11 Outstanding Pangasinan conferred with the 2010 ASNA Award for the Arts and Culture (literature) during the first Agew na Pangasinan and also the 430th Foundation Day of the province on April 2010. He is a member of Philippine PEN writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Punch.



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A collection of haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, and other poems in English and Pangasinan language. Order now at Amazon.com

“Santiago Villafania is a searcher with a seemingly insatiable curiosity and endurance. His quest has brought him to explore world poetry from points East and West. He is no stranger to sophisticated verse forms such the Sapphic strophe nor to the diverse permutations of the Japanese haiku. But he is not a formalist, he has daringly explored Asian and Western cultures in a very personal way and writes his mind with a daring, invigorating, aesthetically pleasing ease. In his poetry Villafania displays not only a breadth, but it feels very much like a breath of fresh air.” – Ute Margaret Saine, poet, critic, translator, past president of PEN Orange County and the former editor of the California Poetry Quarterly

“Villafania’s emergence as a poet is a fine moment to celebrate. Another voice from the regions augurs a richer body of writing that Filipinos can hold up as a mirror of our native culture.” – Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

The Beloved Idiom | A Reading of Villafania’s ‘Pinabli & other poems’ by Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo

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"The publication of Malagilion: Sonnets tan Villanelles by Santiago B. Villafania should be a source of rejoicing for readers of regional literatures. This second book by Pangasinan's leading poet today is impressive in both form and substance. Villafania has created 300 sonnets and 50 villanelles in his own language that attempt to reflect the primacy of native culture and return the poet to the central stage of social life."A Boost to Pangasinan Literature from Breaking Signs by Cirilo F. Bautista (Philippine Panorama, 16 Dec. 2007, pp.25-26)

"Villafania is not only a visionary poet, he is a linguistic philosopher who codifies the origin of language and culture, dissects the myths and the common beliefs of the people against the urban legends, juxtaposes the literary tradition against the modern influences by dialectically infusing them in his poetic revelation of truth."Poetic Revelation in Language and Culture by Danny C. Sillada (Manila Bulletin, 12 May 2008, pp. F1-F2)

Photos: Book Launching at the Pearl Manila Hotel, 5 Feb. 2008

"Santiago Villafania's Balikas ed Caboloan certainly has reinvigorated the anlong tradition of Pangasinan that for a long period of time suffered silence from the hands of writers more attuned to English writing. Characteristically anacbanua, Villafania's poetry echoes his predecessors and presages a promising era for young writers in Pangasinan." – Dr. Marot Nelmida-Flores

Thesis: Bilay ed Caboloan - Reconfiguration of Space using a New Historicist Lens by Ayesah Tecson

from Pangasinan 'Anlong': Oral tradition into the 21st century published in Manila Times / Sunday Magazine, March 13 & 20, 2011.

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