is director of the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing and Research Center at De La Salle University. She is the recipient of the Philippines 1987 and 1999 National Book Awards for Poetry; her books include Dreamweavers: Selected Poems 1976-1986 (1987); Ochre Tones: Poems in English and Cebuano (1999); and, most recently, A Life Shaped by Music (2001). She is participating courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.
Marjorie M. EVASCO-PERNIA
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.