FOR NATIONAL ARTIST FOR LITERATURE 2005
Letter of Nomination to the Order of National Artist
The National Artist Secretariat
Office of the Deputy Executive Director
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros
The National Artist Secretariat:
We are hereby nominating Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista as National Artist for Literature of 2005.
Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista, described as a genius in language and imagination by National Artist for Literature (1973) Jose Garcia Villa, is a prolific poet, fictionist, essayist, literary critic and theorist,
columnist and educator.
His published books include:
- The Cave
and Other Poems (1968),
- The Archipelago (1970),
- Charts (1973),
- Sugat ng Salita (1985),
- Stories (1990),
- Breaking Signs
- Kirot Ng Kataga (1995),
- Words And Battlefields: A Theoria On
The Poem (1998),
- Sunlight On Broken Stones (2000),
- The Estrella D.
Alfon Anthology Vol. I - Short Stories (2000),
- The Trilogy Of Saint
- Bullets And Roses: The Poetry Of Amado V. Hernandez / A
Bilingual Edition (translated Into English And With A Critical
- Tinik Sa Dila: Isang Katipunan Ng Mga Tula (2003)
- Galaw ng Asoge (2004)
His works have been reprinted in Romania, Bulgaria, the United States, Hong Kong, China, Holland, Germany, and Malaysia. His epic poem Sunlight on Broken Stones won First Prize in the Epic Category of the Literary Contest sponsored by the National Centennial Commission in 1998.
We, the undersigned, respectfully recommend that you invest his contribution to Philippine literature with the acknowledged grandeur of the National Artist for Literature of 2005.
Thank you for your consideration of this nomination.
Very truly yours,Villafania, Santiago
Chancoco, Jose Jason L