Edith L. Tiempo
(born April 22 1919
in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
), poet, fictionist, teacher and literary critic is one of the finest Filipino Writers
whose works are characterized by a remarkable fusion of style and substance, of craftsmanship and insight. Her poems are intricate verbal transfigurations of significant experiences as revealed, in two of her much anthologized pieces, "Lament for the Littlest Fellow"
As fictionist, Tiempo is as morally profound. Her language has been marked as "descriptive but unburdened by scrupulous detailing." She is an influential tradition in Philippine literature in English
. Together with her late husband, writer and critic Edilberto K. Tiempo
, they founded (in 1962) and directed the Silliman National Writers Workshop
in Dumaguete City
, which has produced some of the Philippines' best writers.
She was conferred the National Artist Award for Literature in 1999.
- A Blade of Fern (1978)
- His Native Coast (1979)
- One, Tilting Leaves
- The Alien Corn (1992)
- The Builder (2004)
- The Jumong(2006)
- Abide, Joshua, and Other Stories (1964)itik
- The Tracks of Babylon and Other Poems (1966)
- The Charmer’s Box and Other Poet (1993)
- Beyond, Extensions
- Marginal Annotations and Other Poems
Honors and Awards