Lawdenmarc Decamora holds an MFA in creative writing and is now completing his MA in literary and cultural studies in the Philippines. He has presented papers in both national and international conferences, including a recent conference at Universitas Dhyana Pura in Indonesia which has recognized his work as finalist for the excellence in research award in the arts, humanities and philosophy category. His poetry has been published in literary journals and magazines in the UK, Australia, Germany, China, Israel, the Philippines, India, Mauritius, Pakistan, Vietnam, and many places in Singapore and the US, including forthcoming works in Columbia Journal, LONTAR, and Eunoia Review. He teaches humanities and literature in the oldest existing Catholic university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas. His first critical essay is forthcoming in PUP’s Mabini Review.