Conchitina Cruz

Conchitina Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her books of poetry include Dark Hours, elsewhere held and lingered and There Is No Emergency. She earned her PhD in English from State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. She is part of the small presses High Chair and the Youth & Beauty Brigade, and she helps run the small press expo Better Living Through Xeroxography (BLTX).

Archiving the Present: Ivy Alvarez Interviews Conchitina Cruz

From November 2016 to April 2017, I corresponded with Cruz over email. Commensurate with an ongoing political emergency, and in the face of turmoil and bloodshed in the Philippines, this conversation is, out of necessity, open-ended.

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Three Poems by Conchitina Cruz

The poems I am working on these days defer to the impulse to archive and collect. Because of my interest in the collision of apparently objective methods of documentation and an explicitly idiosyncratic subjectivity, my poems employ the alphabet, the …

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