After releasing his first poetry book in March, Juan Miguel Severo has reached another milestone with Habang Wala Pa Sila which is now on its second printing. This career highlight for the spoken word extraordinaire comes less than a month after his jam-packed book launch.
Severo successfully bridged the art of spoken word to mainstream audiences nationwide as evident in another successful book signing recently at National Book Store, Trinoma.
Fans were beyond thrilled as Severo signed books, took selfies, and performed poems from Habang Wala Pa Sila.
Habang Wala Pa Sila is a collection of Severo’s spoken word pieces, some of which have gone viral on Facebook. As the title suggests, most of the poems in the collection were written during times when the young poet was waiting for a companion, a colleague, or a past love.
Severo’s unlikely role as the voice of poetry for the millennial generation first began with the viral video for his piece, Ang Huling Tulang Isusulat Ko Para Sa’yo which was shared by thousands on social networking sites. This was followed by his breakout role as Rico on the primetime show On The Wings of Love.
Published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Habang Wala Pa Sila is the latest addition to ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc’s successful line of bestselling books. Severo joins an elite roster of authors which include Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Alex Gonzaga, Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, and Ramon Bautista.
The book is now available in all leading bookstores and newsstand nationwide for only 185 pesos.