Cirilo F. Bautista, Resident Writer at De La Salle University

Cirilo F. Bautista, Resident Writer at De La Salle University

A multi-awarded poet, Bautista holds a D.A. in Language and Literature from De La Salle University. He has published poetry, fiction, and criticism including Boneyard Breaking, Sugat ng Salita, The Archipelago, Telex Moon, Summer Suns, Charts, The Cave and Other Poems, Kirot ng Kataga, and Bullets and Roses: The Poetry of Amado V. Hernandez. His novel Galaw ng Asoge was published by the University of Sto. Tomas Press in 2004. His poems have appeared in major literary journals, papers, and magazines in the Philippines and in anthologies published in the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, China, Romania, Hong Kong, Germany, and Malaysia. He is a co-founding member of the Philippine Literary Arts Council (PLAC). Winner of the Palanca Hall of Fame Award, Bautista was hailed in 1993 as Makata ng Taon by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino for winning the poetry contest sponsored by the government. The last part of his epic trilogy The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus, entitled Sunlight on Broken Stones, won the Centennial Prize for the Epic in 1998. He was an exchange professor in Waseda University and Ohio University. He became an Honorary Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa in 1969, and was a visiting writer at Trinity College, Cambridge University in 1987.


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