Extra Service: A poem by Alton Melvar M Dapanas
Alton Melvar M Dapanas is the general editor of Bukambibig Poetry Folio of Spoken Word Philippines, essay editor of Bulawan Literary Zine of Northern Mindanao, and co-editor of Libulan: Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature. He is author of Gayzes, a self-published poetry zine, and The Cartographies of Our Skin, a chapbook of lyric essays and prose poems. He spearheads Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro, a young writers collective, and is a co-founder of the annual Cagayan de Oro Writers Workshop. He is based in the southern Philippines.