Mark Anthony “Ton” Daposala was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He writes poetry in Binisaya. He has received fellowships from the 27th Cornelio Faigao Writers USC Cebuano Studies Center, the 18th Iligan National Writers Workshop, and the 57th National Writers Workshop. He has served as a panelist at the 1st CDO Writers Workshop. He has been anthologized in Brown Child: The Best of Faigao Poetry & Fiction 1984-2012, and The Best of Dagmay 2. His poems have been published in Manila Bulletin’s Bisaya MagasinSunStar Superbalita, SunStar Cebu and Davao. His works have also been published online such as Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, Dagmay Literary Journal,and Carayan Journal. Ton is active in the local literary community of CDO where he is one of the senior writers in the Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC). He was also one of the awardees in the Lambago Awards in 2016 and 2018 for his outstanding contribution for the flourishing of arts and culture in Cagayan de Oro City. He is currently a faculty member of the English and Humanities Department of Capitol University.
List of Works

  • Basâ-basa (poetry collection) Cagayan de Oro, Philippines: Xavier University Press.

Print and Online Publications

  • “Habol” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, March 01, 2017.
  • “Triptych: Kinapyotay” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, November 30, 2016.
  • “Terra Nova” (Poetry/Balak) Kabisdak: Cebuano Literary Lighthouse, November 11, 2016.
  • “Downtown Trip” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, June 2016
  • “Koi no Yokan” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, June 2016
  • “Suite” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 27 May 2015
  • “Alba” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 04 March 2015
  • “Sa Dihang Kita Nagpungko sa Tagsok nga Ispidno” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 26 November 2014
  • “Pasiuna sa Pagkatagak” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 24 September 2014
  • “Berano” (Poetry/Balak) Bisaya Magazine, 22 May 2013