Joel M Toledo

Joel M Toledo holds a Masters degree in English Studies (Poetry) from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where he likewise finished two undergraduate degrees (Journalism and Creative Writing). He has authored five books of poetry – Chiaroscuro, The Long Lost Startle, Ruins and Reconstructions, Fault Setting, and The Blue Ones Are Machines. Toledo was the recipient of the 2006 NCCA Literary Prize and has won awards for his poetry in English, including two Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards, The Philippines Free Press Literary Award, The Meritage Press Poetry Prize in San Francisco, USA, and is the first Asian to win the Bridport Prize for Poetry in Dorset, United Kingdom. A recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Creative Arts Residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy, Toledo was the Philippine delegate to the 2011 International Writers Program at the University of Iowa, USA. He is currently working on a new collection of poems.

Gin, Poetry, and Slaying the Devil: Joel M Toledo Interviews Lourd De Veyra

I caught up with award-winning writer and frontman of the jazz outfit Radioactive Sago Project as he prepares for the launch of his new book of poetry, Marka Demonyo.

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A Record Year for Rainfall

Sometimes we need ambiguity to make things work. In the early 1700s, an astronomer in Sweden developed a scale where water boils at a degree of 0 and freezes at 100. Eventually this representation will be reversed, an uncertainty referring …

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