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No.45 Contributors

Luisa Igloria, who directs the creative writing program at Old Dominion Universityin Norfolk, Virginia, is the winner of the 2011 Philippines Free Press LiteraryPrize.

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is an interdisciplinary artist who hasedited more than ten books that span the genres of ethnography, journalism,poetry, and creative nonfiction. He trained in publishing at Stanford, has atheology masters from Harvard, a fine arts (creative writing) masters fromNotre Dame. He has won the Tupelo Press Project, honorable mention.

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

Colin James has a chapbook of poems out fromThunderclapp Press.

Kristian Cordero teaches literature at the Ateneo de Naga University and was therecipient of the 2007 Writers Prize for Poetry from the National Commission forCulture and the Arts (NCCA).

Neil Ellman lives and writes in Livingston, New Jersey and has published numerouspoems, more than 150 of them ekphrastic, in print and online journalsthroughout the world.

Michelle Reale, an academic librarian on faculty atArcadia University in the suburbs of Philadelphia, has been published in avariety of venues, including Eyeshot, elimae, Gargoyle, Los Angeles Review andothers.  Her work was featured in the Dzanc's 2010 Best of the WebAnthology.  Her fiction chapbook, NaturalHabitat, was published by Burning River in 2010.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram haswon two Pushcart Prize nominations, an International Poetry Award, and writingfellowships. A graduate of Columbia University, Sweta reads her work andteaches creative writing workshops across the globe. She lives in New York Citywith her husband. 

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free timeeither writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Magnolia's Press,Cartier Street Press, among other publilcations. You can find herhere: http://coldbloodedlives.blogspot.com 

Felix Fojas is a former advertising creative director and professor in Manila whohas moved to the United States. He has lectured at the University of Californiaat Davis, Sacramento State University and Sacramento City College.

Donal Mahoney, the son of Irish immigrantsto the United States, lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He has had poems publishedin a variety of publications, including Revival  (Ireland), Catapult to Mars(Scotland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), The BeloitPoetry Journal, Commonweal, and Calliope Nerve. In terms ofcuisine, he is partial to "halo halo," ever since eating it in asmall Filipino restaurant in Chicago.

Luis H. Francia teaches at New York University and Hunter College, and is on thecreative writing faculty of the City University of Hong Kong. He writes abimonthly blog for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, "The ArtistAbroad." His latest work is The Beauty of Ghosts, a chapbook ofpoems released in 2010, as was his A History of the Philippines: From IndiosBravos to Filipinos. He is a member of the 99 Percent.

Frank Peñones recently finished his MFA, withdistinction, at the San Jose State University in California and is back in thePhilippines where he is active in the Bikol literary revival. He was finalistin the 2011 Phililppines Free Press Literary Prize.

Marne Kilates edits this online journal.

Charlson Ong is a resident fellow of the Institute of Creative Writing, Universityof the Philippines, where he teaches literature. He has won the Palanca, Free Press,Graphic, Asiaweek, National Book award. His novel, Embarrassment of Riches,won the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize in 1998 and was published by UPPress in 2002.

Reuel Molina Aguila is an award-winning poet, playwright, and writerof screenplays, notably for eminent Philippine directors including Lino Brockaand Behn Cervantes. He has won many honors, including the Gawad PambansangAlagad ni Balagtas, and the Hall of Fame of the Don Carlos Palanca MemorialAwards for Literature.

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