Candano, Catherine


Catherine Candano’s English poetry and short fiction have been published regionally in
the Asia Literary Review, Literature in North Queensland, Asian Cha, as well as leading
Philippine literary anthologies such as the Anvil Publishing’s Crowns and Oranges: New
Philippine Poetry, Philippine PEN Center’s At Home in Unhomeliness: An Anthology of New
Philippine Postcolonial Poetry in English, De La Salle University’s IYAS: A Decade of Philippine Writing, and Cultural Center of the Philippines’ journal, ANI (Harvest). She received full writing fellowships from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas, and the University of Southern Indiana. Her writing has garnered prizes such as the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award, Honorable Mention at the Maningning Miclat National Young Poetry Awards.

Cathy holds a MA in Communications and New Media under the ASEAN Foundation Research Scholarship from National University of Singapore, and double bachelors degrees in Economics- Honors and Communications, with minors in Chinese and Literature studies under the Raul Locsin Scholarship from Ateneo de Manila University. She has served as Associate Editor of Heights, the literary journal of Ateneo de Manila University, as well as its annual Creative Writing Workshop Director, and its inaugural Literary & Visual Art Workshop for Children with the Ayala Foundation. Upon commencement, she received the National Achievement Award for Arts and Culture at the National University of Singapore in 2011, and the Loyola Schools Award for Arts at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2005.
She currently lives in Singapore, where she is an active in literary community as a volunteer for the National Poetry Festival volunteer and as a core member to launch Ethos Books’ Get Lucky: An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings at the 2015 Singapore International Writers Festival. Professionally, Cathy contributes to partnership development at Google’s regional hub in Asia Pacific.

Recent Works

Candano, Catherine. “Imaginary Landscape to Novena.” Get Lucky An Anthology of Philippine and Singapore Writings. Eds. M. Contreras-Cabrera, M. Bravo-Dutt, E. Valles. Singapore: Ethos Books, 2015 [55]

Candano, Catherine. “Being taught language.” A Treat of 100 Short Stories, An Anthology of
Flash Fiction, Ed. Gerardo Torres. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, Inc., 2011 [44-45]
Candano, Catherine. “Great-grandfathers.” Literature in North Queensland (LINQ). Volume 37. No 1 (2010): ISSN: 0817-458X

Candano, Catherine. “A Chinese Lady.” Asia Literary Review. Eds. Christopher Wood and Martin Alexander. Hong Kong, 2009. [60]

Candano, Catherine. “Acapella.” Asia Literary Review. Eds. Christopher Wood and Martin
Alexander. Hong Kong, 2009. [59]

Candano, Catherine. ‘Exercise: Unlearning “Heart.”’ Crowns and Oranges: New Philippine
Poetry. Eds. Cirilo Bautista and Ken Ishikawa. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2009. {page]

Candano, Catherine. “After Kiukok’s Lovers #2” Crowns and Oranges: New Philippine Poetry. Eds. Cirilo Bautista and Ken Ishikawa. Manila: Anvil Publishing, 2009. {page]

Candano, Catherine. “Tasting Nostalgia.”ANI 35 Literary Journal of the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Eds. Hermilino Bautista. Manila: 2009.

Candano, Catherine. “Recent leavings.” ANI 34 Literary Journal of the Cultural Centre of the
Philippines, Eds. Hermilino Bautista. Manila: 2008.

Candano, Catherine. “Naming Archipelagos.” At Home in Unhomeliness: New Postcolonial
Philippine Poetry. Ed. J. Neil Garcia. Manila: Philippine PEN and University of Santo Tomas
Press, 2008.


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