Brion, Rofel

Rofel Brion who was born on October 15, 1953 was a poet, essayist, translator and teacher. He earned his AB Economics and MA Filipino in the Ateneo de Manila University. His graduation from the Creative Writing Center of the University of the Philippines was again in the fields of English Language and Literature. He wrote “Baka Sakali” in 1989. He was the Gawad Galian in 1981, British Council grant in 1986, and Hawthornden Castle Retreat for Writers fellowship in 1989. 

Brion’s poems are arranged exemplarily in the rich tradition of English-speaking Philippine and American-Philippine verse. He published Sandali: Mga Pili at Bagong Tula (2006).He is Professor and academic adviser to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.