translated from the Filipino by Jose Perez Beduya, Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes and Marc Gaba
'Babel,' 'Morpo' and 'Imago' (from Morpo, 2001) were translated by Jose Perez Beduya in collaboration with the author. 'Tongues of Angels' (from Kami sa Lahat ng Masama, 2003) was translated by Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes. 'Crossing' and 'Eve' (also from Kami sa Lahat ng Masama, 2003) were translated by Marc Gaba.
Allan Popa is the author of seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Basta (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2009) and Maaari: Mga Bago at Piling Tula (University of the Philippines Press, 2004). He has won the Philippines Free Press Literary Award and has twice received the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award (for Morpo in 2001 and Samsara in 2002). He teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.
Jose Perez Beduya earned his BFA in Painting from the University of the Philippines and his MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University. His work has appeared in High Chair, Beloit Poetry Journal, Colorado Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Toad Suck Review, Lana Turner, and Boston Review. He has received the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize, a Lannan Foundation Scholarship at the Santa Fe Art Institute, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. His first book Throng will be published by Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books in 2012.
Jose Edmundo Ocampo Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines, and holds degrees from Ateneo de Manila and Columbia Universities. His poems and translations have appeared in Circumference, The Hudson Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Natural Bridge, Philippine Studies, Ploughshares, and Rattle; have been anthologized in The Powow River Anthology (Ocean Publishing, 2006) and Contemporary Voices from the East (W. W. Norton, 2007); and have been featured on Poetry Daily. He is the recipient of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award and the Der-Hovanessian Translation Prize.
Marc Gaba studied Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines and received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He won a Palanca Award in 1998. His poems have appeared in prestigious journals such as Jubilat, Volt, The Literary Review, Colorado Review and Boston Review, whose Poetry Contest he won in 2006. His first book, Have, will be published by Tupelo Press in October 2011. He is also a practicing visual artist and curator.