Priscilla Supnet Macansantos writes poetry, nonfiction and fiction in English, Filipino and Iluko, her native language. She has won prizes for her poetry from Home Life and Focus magazines, and was awarded for her essay “Departures” in the 1998 Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature. She was head of the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts) Committee on Literary Arts from 2011 to December 2013, and was Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Baguio until April 2012. She attended Creative Writing Workshops held by the University of the Philippines and Silliman University in Dumaguete City. She has also served in the teaching panel of the Cordillera Creative Writers’ Workshop, the Western Mindanao Writers’ Workshop, and Lamiraw. She is a member of Philippine PEN, and holds a PhD in Mathematics.
LIST OF WORKS
“Unnecessary Fictions,” (short story) in Twenty-Two New Asian Short Stories, Mohammad Quayum (editor), Silverfish Books, Kuala Lumpur, 2016
“Baguio Earthquake: A Shaken City,” (essay) in Philippine Pen Journal, Herminio Beltran, Jr. (editor), Volume 1, 2014, Phil. Center of International PEN, Inc.
“The Patience of Mother,” (essay) in Motherhood Statements, Cyan Abad and Rica Santos (editors), Anvil Publishing, Inc., Manila, 2013
“Dumaguete – writers’ haven,”(essay) in The Dumaguete We Know, Merlie M. Alunan (editor), Anvil Publishing, Inc., Manila, 2012
“A visit,” (poem) in Silliman Journal, special issue, 2012
“Revisiting Burnham,” (poem) in baguio calligraphy, F. Macansantos and L. Maranan (editors), Anvil Publishing, Inc., Manila, 2010. (also in Sunday Inquirer)
“The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” (essay) in The Baguio We Know, Grace Subido (editor), Anvil Publishing, 2009.
“Ang Birhen Sa Lipa,” “Ladingit/Grief”(poems) in Ani 37, Herminio Beltran, Jr. (editor), Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2012
“Flood,” “Close Calls”(poems) in Ani 36, Herminio Beltran, Jr. (editor), Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2011