LOURD ERNEST H. DE VEYRA has published two collections of poetry, Subterranean Thought Parade and Shadowboxing in Headphones. He has won Palanca and Free Press Awards and the very first NCCA Writers’ Prize for poetry. He fronts a spoken word-jazz-rock band, Radioactive Sago Project, which has released three full-length albums. He also writes columns for several magazines, co-hosts a Sunday radio show on NU 107, and appears in a weekly segment of TV5’s Evening News called “Word of the Lourd.”