Michael Carlo Villas

Michael Carlo Villas teaches writing and literature at the Department of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Visayas State University, in Baybay City, Leyte, where he lives. He has been published in the Philippines Freepress, Corpus, Asia Literary Review, Humanities Diliman, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry edited by Joel Toledo and Khavn de la Cruz and Sa Atong Dila: Introduction to Visayan Literature edited by Merlie Alunan. He co-edited with Charo Nabong-Cabardo and Phil Harold L. Mercurio Mga Retrato han Akon Bungto at iba pang akda ni Iluminado Lucente (Pictures of My Town and other writings by Iluminado Lucente) published by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language). He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines-Diliman.


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