HomeAKDA: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performancevol. 1 no. 1 (2016)

The Poetry of Everyday Things: Poetics and the World

Fidelito Cortes

Discipline: Art, Poetry



A re-working of a 2012 lecture for the Philippine PEN, this essay looks at how thequotidian and the political serve as generative occasions for five poems from the collection Everyday Things by Fidelito Cortes. Poetic devices and forms explored include a sonnet, a coda, alliteration, and a short and a long polemical lyric.