Eugene Gloria worked on new poems for his fifth collection of poems, This Charming Man (a working title), during his latest residency. In his new works, Gloria continues to explore issues of identity, dislocation, and alienation. This Charming Man examines the life of Dr. Jose Rizal, scientist, poet, and novelist, whose writings inspired the Philippine revolution from Spanish colonization in the nineteenth century. His latest collection, Sightseer in this Killing City (Penguin Random House, 2019), was awarded the Indiana Authors Award for Poetry in 2020.
Eugene Gloria worked in the Monday Music studio.
Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The…