»No. 41 • The Karnabal Issue

No. 41 • The Karnabal Issue

No. 41 • Contributors

Luis H. Francia writes from New York City, teaches at New York University and Hunters College, writes for the Village Voice and Inquirer, and has recently launched From Indio to Filipino: A Brief History of the Philippines (New York: Overlook Press).

Jv. D. Perez is a writer, artist, and graphic designer, and has won the Palanca Awards and Gawad Komisyon for his fiction in Hiligaynon. He wields a trusty Pentax and sends his photos from Iloilo.
Kristian Cordero has won many awards for his poetry in Filipino and in the Bikol language. He is a leading figure in the current resurgence of Bikol writing while teaching literature at the Ateneo de Naga University.

Corinna Arcellana Nuqui  has a degree in Medical Science from the UP College of Medicine, trained under Filipino pastry chefs, is certified by the US National Restaurant Association as a Professional Baker, and has won awards for her plays, fiction, and poetry.

Robin Lim is a poet, midwife, and a grandmother, and lives with her family Ubud, Bali. She traces her hilot heritage from her Filipino lola. In 2006 she was given the Alexander Langer International Peace Award; in 2009 her novel Butterfly People was published by Anvil.

R. Torres Pandan and his son Anton recently shared beer and pulutan with your editor when he visited Manila. Poet, fiction writer, and lawyer, Rayboy is the Dean of the College of Law of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. He recently resumed writing his novel.

Nick Carbós 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.).                 

Joel M. Toledo is going Bellagio, Italy (not Las Vegas), on a Rockefeller grant and will live and write his poetry on a hill overlooking a lake.

Remigio Llaguno Jr. started writing and painting in Daraga, Albay and now lives in Valencia, California.

Elmer Castigador Grampon is a registered nurse, entrepreneur, writer, poet, and photographer.

Eduardo L. Santoalla works with Oxfam, travels frequently, was a former journalist and is now trying his hand at poetry.

Victor Peñaranda lives in Bai, Laguna, beside the lake, where he can watch the day change colors.

Danny Sillada was born on Mindanao island, was almost a priest before turning to his art. He has exhibited extensively, locally and abroad, with 13 one-man shows to his name.

Simeon Dumdum Jr. is a regional trial court executive judge in Cebu City, has published five books, three of them poetry and two essays.

Ramil Digal Gulle has three books of poetry, has won the Palanca Awards, and is a journalist and freelance writer. He says he met the duende when he was in the third grade, when he got trapped inside the elementary school library stock room.

Fidel Rillo graduated from Araneta University with a degree in agriculture and then becaome one of our leading poets in Filipino and a much sought-after book designer.

Cezar Ruis Aquino’s generation of writers in the 60s, which included Jose Lansang Jr., Wilfredo Pascua Sanchez, Erwin Castillo, and Ninotchka Rosca, was called “brilliant.” In 2004, Cezar or Sawi received the SEA Write Award from the Prince of Thailand.

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