Deldoc, Eljay

A native of Hagonoy, Bulacan, Eljay Castro Deldoc is a writer, translator, actor, director, and educator. He earned his degree in Communication Arts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He has been a fellow of the Cordillera Creative Writing Workshop, the 14th Iyas National Writers Workshop, the 1st PUP Multi-Genre National Writers Workshop, the […]

Atilano, Ronald

Ronald Araña Atilano was born in Makati, Metro Manila and grew up in Dasmariñas, Cavite. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila. As a poet, he became a member of Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) and Oragon Poetry Circle, and contributed […]

Gadong, Early Sol

Early Sol A. Gadong was born and raised in Bo. Obrero, Iloilo City. She earned her BS in Applied Mathematics and Master of Education (Mathematics) degrees at the University of the Philippines Visayas. She has attended a number of writing workshops, including the San Agustin Writers Workshop in Iloilo City, the Iyas National Writers Workshop […]

Tabinas, Jason

Nagtapos si Jason Tabinas ng M.A. Filipino: Malikhaing Pagsulat (UP Diliman, 2014) at A.B. Economics (ADMU, 2008). Premyado sa Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (2ndprize, Tula, 2017), Maningning Miclat Poetry Award (Shortlisted, 2013), at Loyola Schools Award for the Arts – Creative Writing (Recipient, 2008). Naging bahagi ng iba’t ibang palihan kabilang na ang […]

Tahir, Mubarak

Si Mubarak M. Tahir ay isang manunulat ng wikang Maguindanaoan at Filipino/ Tagalog mula sa Kitango, Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Isinilang siya noong ika-25 ng Disyembre 1991. Siya ay bunsong anak nina Hadji Yusof Tahir Danganan at Hadja Khadiguia Maliga na pawing tubong Maguindanao. Nakapagtapos ng kolehiyo sa Batsilyer ng Sining sa Filipino sa Pamantasang Bayan […]

Salud, Joel

Joel Pablo Salud started his career as editorial assistant and, later on, writer and journalist for the Manila Standard and The Manila Times a little over three decades ago. Today, Salud is the author of three books—a collection of short fiction, The Distance of Rhymes and Other Tragedies, and two collections of political essays,Blood Republic and […]

Campilan, Victorette Joy

Victorette Joy (VJ) Campilan finished her MFA in Creative Writing in De La Salle University-Manila and BA Communication Research in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She was first published in UP Diliman’s literary journal, Likhaan, for her short story, “Real Dhaka.” The story eventually expanded into her first novel, All My Lonely Islands, her thesis […]

Muslim, Kristine Ong

Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of nine books, including the short story collections Age of Blight, Butterfly Dream, and The Drone Outside, as well as the poetry collections Lifeboat, Meditations of a Beast, and Black Arcadia. Age of Blightis, among various other international critical acclaims, one of the best books of 2016, according to […]

Arguelles, Mesándel Virtusio

Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles’s eighteen books in Filipino include, among others, Guwang, Pilas ng Papel: Mga Sanaysay sa Tula, Pesoa, and Kurap sa Ilalim, as well as a volume of selected poems, Ang Iyong Buhay ay Laging Mabibigoand a limited-edition release called Talikfrom Balangay Books. English translations (by Kristine Ong Muslim) of his poems have appeared […]

Asenjo, Genevieve L.

Dr. Genevieve L. Asenjo is associate professor of literature and creative writing at the Dept. of Literature. She writes in three major Philippine languages as a poet, fictionist, and novelist and author of six books: taga-uma@manila (NCCA, 2005), Pula ang Kulay ng Text Message (University of San Agustin Press, 2006), Komposo ni Dandansoy (UST Press, 2007), Lumbay ng Dila […]