If I Write You this Poem, Will You Make It Fly?
If I Write You this Poem, Will You Make It Fly (A Book of Birds and Verse Forms)
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Author: Simeon Dumdum Jr.
Book dimensions: 6 x 7 in
Winner, Yellow Trophy, Publication Category, Philippine Graphic Design Awards 2011
About the book
An ode to birds via poetry, the book is a survey of 129 Philippine birds, told through 131 different poetic verse forms.
129 poems each describe a different bird using a different verse form. White space, elegant type, a china-blue ink and cream paper create a delicate feel. Despite its visual ease apt for a poetry volume, the book also packs a lot of information, akin to a birdwatching guide. However, because of the typography, marginal placement, and pen-and-ink illustrations (as opposed to more readily available photography), the information does not distract from the poetry.
Illustrator: Piya Constantino