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The Catch-Up Issue

No.39 Contributors

Donato Mejia Alvarez is an award-winning and much sought-after book designer and well-anthologized poet. He has won the Palanca Awards and has designed books for many poets, including Victor Peñaranda, Marjorie Evasco, and this author.

J.v. D. Perez, this issue's featured artist, is a writer, photographer, graphic designer, and computer programmer. He writes his fiction in Hiligaynon and has won the Palanca Awards and the Gawad Komisyon ng Wikang Pambansa.

Michael Caylo-Baradi works in California watches Tagalog movies and television programs through Netflix. His poetry and essays have appeared in Tertulia Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, elimae, Kartika Review, XCP:Streetnotes, Underground Voices, Otoliths, Prick of the Spindle, Mannequin Envy, Our Own Voice, Galatea Resurrects, and PopMatters. He occasionally contributes op-ed pieces to the Daily Californian and the Los Angeles Daily News.
Aileen Ibardaloza is a poet and memoirist who first trained as a molecular biologist. She grew up in Manila, and lived in parts of Asia and Europe before joining her family in the United States in 2000. Aileen and her husband are based in Northern California with their two cats. She is also the Associate Editor of Our Own Voice Literary Ezine. Her first poetry collection is Traje de Boda.

Aidan Rooney lives in Hingham, Massachusetts and teaches at Thayer Academy. His poems are collected in Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007), both published by The Gallery Press.

Jose Marte Abueg won the University of the Philippines Centennial Prize for poetry in 2008, with his collection Bird Lands, Rivers, and Other Melancholies (UP Press, 2009). He is a freelance finance and economics journalist who started writing poetry in 2001 “to be a better man.”

Vijulet Jusi, from Batangas province, currently works with IBM while studying at Law at the University of the Philippines. She graduated in UP with a degree in Psychology.

Pasckie Pascua is a poet, journalist, cook, community organizer, and leader of the mobile arts/music organization called The Traveling Bonfires. Formerly of Baguio, Manila, and New York City, Pasckie currently calls Asheville, North Carolina his “home barrio.”

Vicente Soria de Veyra has written eight collections of poetry which he publishes online at http://vicentesoriadeveyra.com/. Poet, fiction writer, social, cultural, and music critic, and “rock music dilettante,” Jojo was leader of the defunct band, Groupies Panciteria.

R. Torres Pandan, poet, fiction writer, and lawyer, is Dean of the College of Law of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. He recently resumed writing his first novel and has collected his poems in a book titled Days of Grace (USLS Press, 2005).

Robin Lim is a grandmother, poet, and midwife. Following in the tradition of her Filipino lola, Vicenta Munar Lim, a hilot, she sits at the doorway between life and death, gently tearing and biting angel’s wings. Robin lives with her musician husband and eight gifted children in the traditional village of Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali. In 2006 she was given the Alexander Langer International Peace Award. Her novel, Butterfly People, was released by Anvil in Manila 2009.

Alma Anonas-Carpio writes us that she is "Journalist first, last and always. Married with children. Labandera, yaya, cook when there is a lull in work. Oh, yeah, I also write poetry. And play computer games. Sleep is for the weak."

Nick Carbó’s fourth book of poems is Chinese, Japanese, What are These? (Pecan Grove Press, 2009). He is currently earning a PhD in creative writing at the University of Manchester (U.K.).

Marne Kilates edits this online journal and is a poet and translator.

Victor Peñaranda, peripatetic poet and researcher for community organizations, recently came home and settled in the lakeside town of Bai, Laguna. His books are the award-winning Voyage in Dry Season (1995), the new collection Pilgrim in Transit (Anvil, 2010), and Lucid Lightning (poems written in Bhutan and with photographs), which is awaiting publication.

Rio Alma (Virgilio S. Almario) was named National Artist for Literature in 2003.
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