Chronicle of a Life Foretold 101 Poems (1995-2003) by Mila D. Aguilar
From the backcover...
Mila Aguilar is still Clarita Roja, but her pigeons now search the sky. - Bienvenido Lumbera, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Literature
First, said Jose Garcia Villa, a poem must be magical. These poems are not just magical. They are magic itself. Last, said Villa, God should smile from the poem’s cover. God not only smiles from the covers of these poems, but roars with laugh¬ter, the laughter of the just and the good. - Isagani Cruz, Renowned Filipino critic
Her poems, including those she wrote while in prison, became some of the most popular lyric poems of the martial law period. She continues in her advocacy of the myriad issues of social change.... What she has added to this assertive and lyrical voice is a novel earnestness to explore [the] need [for] a certain blessedness in our search for peace with ourselves and with others. - Lilia Quindoza-Santiago, Critic of Philippine literature by women