Trends in Contemporary Fiction
August 2, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Ballroom 1 | University of the Philippines Press
Carlomar Arcangel Daoana is the author of The Elegant Ghost (UP Press, 2019), and four previous collections of poetry which were finalists in the Manila Critics' Circle's National Book Awards. Daoana also received first place and second place honors in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in the English Poetry category for The Elegant Ghost (2012) and Crown Sonnet for Maria (2013), respectively. Internationally, his poems have been anthologized in the Vagabond Asia Pacific Poetry Series (Sydney and Tokyo) and Naratif Kisah (Kuala Lumpur) and featured in a chapbook series produced as part of the Literature Forum about Southeast Asia in Taiwan, organized by the Crimson Hall Poetry Society and Ministry of Culture in 2018, where he was the guest writer from the Philippines. He was also selected as an international panellist for the 1st Kuala Lumpur Literary Festival in 2016. Daoana holds a Literature degree from the University of Santo Tomas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the De La Salle University. A regular columnist in the Arts and Culture section of The Philippine Star, Daoana teaches poetry writing, art writing, and other fine arts courses at the Fine Arts Department of the Ateneo De Manila University.