87pp., paperback, Oxford, 2017
"'Wings of Smoke' is a beautifully crafted collection of accessible poems in a mix of styles, all striking in the poet's intimacy with his subjects...Agustin sees humanity; he sees beauty even as the world he occupies swirls with darkness. There is a depth of incisive thought, observation of nature, human movement that feels unforced. He expresses a concern for the fragility of our social order; a concern for violations of human dignity brought about by violent conflict." Athol Williams, winner of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award
Jim Pascual Agustin grew up in Manila in the Philippines. He moved to Cape Town in 1994.