Ramon “Rayvi” Sunico belongs to an illustrious clan of artists and achievers. He is a much-respected bilingual poet who has also written children’s books and textbooks. Among his many awards are Palanca and Philippines Free Press prizes for poetry. He is also a translator, editor and book designer.

He is currently a teacher and lecturer at his alma mater, Ateneo de Manila and manager of Cacho Publishing House, Inc. His volume Bruise: A 2-Tongue Job was co-winner of the National Critics’ Award for Poetry Book of the Year in 1996. Sunico is National Fellow for Poetry 2006 of the UP Institute of Creative Writing.