Selected Writing


And Yet Held — Bull City Press (2024)
• WoemanHawai’i Review, No. 88 Book 2 (2018)


• “I will give you the fat from the milkfish’s belly.” and “Crossing the streets of Hà Nội” — Salt Hill Journal (forthcoming)
• “Gargantuan” — Narrative (forthcoming)
• “Leaving Tsim Sha Tsui” — RHINO (forthcoming)
• “Someday I Want to Have the Courage of Old People Who Ask Strangers Countless Questions” — ANMLY (Issue #38)
• “Alone with Billie Holiday at the End of the World” — Hunger Mountain Review (Issue 29, Winter 2024)
• “Subterranean
” — Five South (November 2023)
• “Talisman” — Birdcoat Quarterly (December 2022)
• “Tea for Two Cha Cha” and “Fist” — Crazyhorse (November 2022)
• “The shape of rapture” — Hobart After Dark (September 2022)
• “The Last Time” — Pleiades (Volume 42, Number 1, Spring 2022)
• “Balloon” — Split Lip Magazine (April 2022)
• “Fog Physics” and “Discompopulated” — West Trestle Review (March/April 2022)
• “Monsters” — Cordite Poetry Review (February 2021)
• “The Great Tree” — Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (March 2017)
• “Art Oops” — Rabbit Catastrophe Review (2016)
• “An Ending, A Beginning” and “Kayumanggi” — Hawai’i Review (2016)
Excerpts from “These Days”Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets (2014)
• “Bautismo” — Latay sa Isipan: Mga Bagong Tulang Filipino (2007)
• “Fireplace” and “Lola Rosa” — Philippine Free Press (2007)
• “Bago Matulog,” “Kung Paano Ko Naaalala ang Pagdadalaga,” and “Pagtanda” — Philippine Graphic (2007)
• “Hayskul” and “Flower Girl” — Dapitan (2007)
• “Maaga akong tinuruan tungkol sa disiplina” — Heights (2006)
• “Sermon” — Heights (2005)

Honours Received

Finalist for “Leaving Tsim Sha Tsui,” 2024 RHINO Founders Prize (United States)

Finalist and Longlist for “Balloon,” 2021 Sappho Prize, Palette Poetry (United States)

Notable Manuscript (shortlisted) for “The Body is A Map, Upon Which All Nations are Lost,” 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Competition, BOAAT Press (United States)

First Place, Poetry in Filipino, Maningning Miclat Poetry Awards (Philippines)
Creative Writing, Poetry, Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

First Place, Poetry, Timpalak Tula, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)


Cohort, In Surreal Life Class of January 2024, founded by Shira Erlichman

Scholar/Cohort, In Surreal Life Class of April 2022, founded by Shira Erlichman

Fellow for Filipino Poetry, 6th Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP) National Writers Workshop (Philippines)

Fellow for Filipino Poetry, 11th Ateneo Heights Writers Workshop (Philippines)

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