Alfred Yuson

Alfred Yuson has authored 30 books thus far, including novels, poetry collections, short fiction, essays, children’s stories, biographies, translation, and travel writing. Distinctions include a Rockefeller Foundation residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy, the SEAWrite (SouthEast Asian Writers) Award from Thai royalty, and the UMPIL Writers Union of the Philippines’ Gawad Balagtas for lifetime achievement. He has also been elevated to the Hall of Fame of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. His poetry and prose have been translated into ten languages. He taught fiction and poetry at Ateneo de Manila University, where he held the Henry Lee Irwin Professorial Chair. He contributes a weekly arts and culture column to a national broadsheet, The Philippine Star.


Her handprints are all over this part of a wet life.  Coffee mug of unique design. Red chair, where the cat  now likes to nap in afternoons, beside an OKC Thunder basketball.  My bedroom curtains in beige,  which I draw …

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