Denver Ejem Torres is a poet and essayist. He writes in two languages, English and Bisaya. He earned his degree in English Language & Literature Studies from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He’s been a Fellow for Literary Translation and Poetry to several writers’ workshops. His poems have been published in the Philippines, Singapore, India and the USA. His essay Restoring the lost hiniktan has been included in Kritika Kultura’s anthology of Contemporary Philippine Essay. In 2012, his essay How Gemino Abad got me published won a prize in a national competition sponsored by National Bookstore and Philippine Star. His upcoming first book, a poetry collection, is called Hate-eating birds.
Recent Works
1. Chao Phraya & other poems – Upcoming in Carayan Journal (Online)
2. I have a problem with poems & other poems – Upcoming in Under the Southern Skies Anthology (Xavier University, Edited by Arlene Yandug) (Print)
3. Typhoon Sendong – Upcoming Sustaining the Archipelago: An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry (Print)
4. The Roads of Bali – one of the regular essay contributions to Sun.Star Weekend – January 22, 2017 (Print & Online)
5. Restoring the lost hiniktan – Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Essay – Kritika Kultura Issue 26 – February 2016; Ateneo de Manila University (Online)
6. The Word Jar (Poem) – Silliman Journal; Tribute Issue to the Tiempos; Silliman University, Volume 54 Number 2 – July to December 2013 (Print)7. After the quake – Verses Typhoon Yolanda; Meritage Press, USA, Edited by Eileen Tabios
8. Summertime & other poems (a collection of 12); Assaracus Journal Issue 10, USA (Print)
9. Adobo (Poem) Querida: Anthology; Edited by Tuvera, Hau & Reyes; Anvil (Print)
10. Typhoon Sendong (poem) – Quarterly Literary Review Singapore; Vol 11. No.2 (Online)