Our Hidden Galaxette, now on its second edition, is the first book of poetry written by prize-winning author Gilbert Luis R. Centina III. Cloistered within this seminal volume are hymns of praise of "nobler geometries," jeremiads against the "gilt nihility" of contemporary society, epistles to friends turning and turning "in a spin of madness," tragic observations on "lichens feasting on purple robes." In this lyric cloister, Teilhard de Chardin walks with Saint Genet. With the latter, he does not see synoptic, being Genet's advocatus diaboli while expressing a wish to be Chardin's disciple. This is a type of Christian literature sans the megalophones of Blay, the mystic ecstasies of St. John of the Cross or the pastoral paeans of Gerard Manley Hopkins but endowed with a tremulous lyricism which is entirely its own.
Critical Praise for Our Hidden Galaxette
"A Christian literature...endowed with a tremulous lyricism entirely its own."
-Federico Licsi Espino Jr., poet and critic
"To learn that this hidden galaxette moves through the still and hollowed space of the cloister is to not quite be able to recover one's balance."
-Roz M. Galang, editor and critic
"Poetry that cerebrates usually strikes the readers as cold-blooded. Gilbert Luis R. Centina III's poems cerebrate but they also, surprisingly, celebrate the emotions - which make them good poetry reading experience."
-Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, literature professor, poet and critic