Events: The Critical Cultural Reading Series Features Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles

October 05, 2018

The Critic Culture—along with the Balangay Productions and Fine Arts Department (AdMU)—offers the launch, interview about, and reading poems from Antares, mesándel Virtusio Arguelles' new book. It will be held on Thursday, 25 October 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., in the Faber Hall Function Room (Faber 101), Ateneo de Manila University. It's open for everyone.

About the program

The launch of Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles features. It is the second book on the trilogy project, whose first book, Talik & 2>, will be launched in 2017 and the third will be published in 2019. The project focuses on concepts and phenomenons of sex and intimacy and related topics and issues. In Antares,the concepts of lust and sexual intercourse (i.e., sexual or more: the concept of"intimacy"or the closest relationships that two individuals can reach) in relation to viewers and shows/performances, self and both (may be advocacy), erotic and pornography, art and movie, true and untruthful, inside and out, open and lingering. The launch includes the author's interview to explain the poetic and political that exist in the spring collection, validity, and direction of the Concept of writing in the context of literature while setting aside and writing it in conjunction with his several previous books. As the conclusion will read the whole Antares 

About the author

Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles is the author of 17 books of poetry including Underground (DLSU Publishing House, 2016) and Pesoa (Future Productions, 2014), both finalists at the National Book Awards in 2015 and 2017. He earned awards including the Bright Michael Award for Poetry and Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and received fellowships from the UP National Writers Workshop (2000 and 2012) and Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism (2016). The CD album of his poems, Dying Lovers,was released in March 2018. He is a graduate of MFA in Creative Writing and PhD in Literature at De La Salle University-Manila and also teaches literature and creative writing courses. Translations in English of his poems were published in a variety of publications online and print including AsymptoteCircumference: Poetry in TranslationSamovar, [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translationSpoon River Poetry Review, and The Cossack Review.

About Critical Culture

The Critic Culture includes several indexes such as the MLA International Bibliography, Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Clarivate), Scopus, EBSCO, and the Directory of Open Access Journals. Christian Culture is known for several networks of literary, language, and cultural studies in Asia, America, and Europe. Visit or write to if there are questions regarding the submission and subsequent interviews.

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