Poems of Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Allan Justo Pastrana (Paperback)
Edited and introduced by Dinah Roma. This seventh volume in Vagabond's Asia Pacific Poetry Series brings together a selection of poetry from three contemporary Filipino poets Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta & Allan Justo Pastrana. Carlomar Arcangel Daoana (b. February 1, 1979) is the author of four collections of poetry: Loose Tongue, Poems: 2001-2013 (UST Publishing House, 2014), Clairvoyance (UST Publishing House, 2011), The Fashionista's Book of Enlightenment (DBW, 2009) and Marginal Bliss (University of the Philippines Press, 2002). He earned a Bachelor's degree in Literature at the University of Santo Tomas where he would eventually serve as an Associate for Poetry in its Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies. In 2012, he won the Grand Prize for English Poetry in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for his collection, "The Elegant Ghost." For his art journalism, he was awarded the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism bestowed by the Ateneo Art Awards in 2014. Currently, he writes a fortnight column in the Arts and Culture section of The Philippine Star, one of the country's major broadsheets, and is finishing his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the De La Salle University. Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta is the author of two books of poetry, The Proxy Eros (Anvil Publishing, 2008) and Burning Houses (UST Publishing House, 2013). She has won prizes for her work, most recently first place at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in 2014. She is the editor and co-creator of Metro Serye, a fold-out zine featuring new fiction, poetry, and graphic art. She is the wife of fictionist Sarge Lacuesta, and co-producer of Lucas Lacuesta, her best work to date, and ever. Allan Justo Pastrana holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He finished his Bachelors degree at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music (Music Literature and Piano Performance). He is a two-time Thomasian Poet of the Year and a recipient of theRector's Literary Award during his college days. He bagged the Grand Prize in the English Division of the Maningning Miclat Award for Poetry in2005and won for the Essay in the2007Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. His first book of poems is Body Haul (UST Publishing House, 2011), which won the2013Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. Pastrana teaches Literature at Miriam College and Music at the Ateneo de Manila University. Dinah Roma is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, A Feast of Origins (UST, 2004) and Geographies of Light (UST, 2011). She teaches with the De La Salle University's Department of Literature (Manila). Her most recent collection of poetry Naming the Ruins (Vagabond Press, 2014) will be launched in May 2014 in Sydney.