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critic , painter , writer , poet

Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer and painter.


Villa's ideas on literature were provocative. He stirred strong feelings. He was thought too individualistic. He published his series of erotic poems, "Man Songs" in 1929. It was too bold for the staid UP administrators, who summarily suspended Villa from the university. He was even fined P70 for "obscenity" by the Manila Court of First Instance.