Victor Sugbo

Victor N Sugbo lives in Tacloban City, Philippines. He writes poetry in English and Waray, his mother tongue. He holds two master degrees – one in ESL and the other in Industrial Relations – all from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He also holds a Ph. D. in Communication from the same university. He was full professor of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College. His poems in English were mostly published in the Philippines Free Press, and have likewise appeared in international and national anthologies. His poems have also been included in international and national literary periodicals, Madras Courier, Eastlit, Taj Mahal, Poetry Monthly, The Missing Slate, Sands and Coral, Likhaan and Caracoa. He has two books of poetry in Waray with English translations published by the University of the Philippines Press. These are Inintokan and Taburos Han Dagat.


for Victorio Sugbo y Rojas Grandfather, you had left long before You even heard my very first gasp of air. Only these papers wrapped in Manila paper are all I have of you. I had long wanted to see you …

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