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Jose Jason Chancoco

Jose Jason Chancoco

About Jose Jason Chancoco

Jose Jason Chancoco lives in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines. He teaches language and literature at Ateneo de Naga University and writes in English, Tagalog / Filipino, Iriganon and Bikol-Naga. His first book Pagsasatubuanan: Poetikang Bikolnon (Bikol Literary Criticism) was published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2008 and awarded the Premio Bibiano Sabino para sa Librong Bikolnon as a pioneering work on Bikol poetics. His works have appeared in various magazines, journals and anthologies, both locally and internationally. He has won prizes for his poetry, fiction and drama from the Maningning Miclat Award for Poetry, Talaang Ginto: Gawad Surian sa Tula, Gantimpalang Collantes, Premio Tomas Arejola para sa Literaturang Bikolnon (Bikol Literature), Gawad “Soc” Rodrigo 2007 (from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts), and Homelife Magazine Poetry Contest, among others.

The Spectator

He unhooks the rope, places the knot to the skiff and drags it towards the water. Unreadable, the waves are pages that keep on rewriting themselves, like thoughts of the American President on China’s artificial islands at West Philippine Sea. …

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