Author photo of the poet T. De Los Reyes against a background of yellow flowers

T. De Los Reyes is a Filipino poet and designer.

She is the author of the chapbooks, And Yet Held (Bull City Press) and Woeman (Hawai’i Review). Her poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Voice & Verse, ANMLY, RHINO, Narrative, Hunger Mountain, Birdcoat Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Hobart After Dark, and Pleiades, among others. Her work revolves around womanhood, eros, and mapping the body—exploring geography vis-à-vis the question of identity as a person of colour.

Past recognitions include Notable Manuscript for the 2016 Chapbook Prize by BOAAT Press and First Place in Filipino Poetry in the 2007 Maningning Miclat Poetry Awards. She was named a Fellow for Filipino Poetry in the 2006 Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices National Writers Workshop.

De Los Reyes is the founder and curator of Read A Little Poetry, a digital commonplace book for works found, read, and loved through the years, intended to hold poets to the light alongside experiences of being human. Since its inception in 2005, the site has been praised, quoted in, referenced, and linked to in numerous publications and media, such as The Guardian and BuzzFeed. A true passion project spanning almost two decades, it has grown into a thriving community of thousands of poetry lovers, readers, writers, and educators around the world.

She is the designer of Nowruz Journal, a finalist for the 2022 CLMP Firecracker Award in Magazines/Best Debut, a poetry reader for Split Lip Magazine, and a mentor/community teaching assistant for Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo), a highly successful massive open online course by the University of Pennsylvania for the past decade.

She lives and writes in Manila, Philippines.


Present Preoccupations

De Los Reyes started Possibilities in 2008 when she was just 22 years old. Named after an Emily Dickinson poem, the multidisciplinary studio offers a range of creative services intended to make an impact, such as brand identity, copywriting, print and web design, and digital marketing strategies. Having over 15 years of experience working with local and foreign companies, she is currently collaborating with artists and entrepreneurs. She has also embarked on a journey to become a stationer and opened And Other Loves in 2021.

With a heart for advocacy, she co-created Bayanihan Online, a group organising information about Philippine disaster relief and rescue efforts. Emerged during the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) in 2009, the central data hub coordinates with NGOs, schools, media personnel and government agencies alike.

Currently, she is the Director for Global Partnerships – Communications for Women in AI, a nonprofit do-tank working towards inclusivity and empowerment of women and minorities in the field of artificial intelligence, as well as ethical applications and responsible use of AI. 

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