Faeries, Goddesses, Spirit-Stars poet's sanctum Reading Themes

Poet’s Sanctum: Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

Myra here.

We are very excited to announce our featured guest this November and December for our Poet’s Sanctum in GatheringBooks. Nerisa is a poet, dancer, photographer, teacher, beautiful artist. It is our privilege to share her poetry with you that is in keeping with our current bimonthly theme: Goddesses, Faeries, Spirit Stars, and Celestial Beings.

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Poet’s Sanctum



Nerisa del Carmen Guevara finished her M.A. in English Studies Creative Writing at University of the Philippines (U.P.), Diliman. She has attended the Dumaguete, Iligan, U.P. Writing Workshops and has been a panelist for UST CCWS and UST CCWLS Creative Writing Workshops in her capacity as Junior Associate (UST CCWS 2003-2006) and Resident Fellow for Poetry (UST CCWLS 2010-2013). She has received A Palanca Award for Poetry in 1999 and a Silver Cup Award for Dance Solo in the 2004 April Spring Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea.  She was an apprentice Pangalay Dancer of the Ligaya Amilbangasa Alun Alun Dance Circle and has danced very happily for Grace Nono, Cynthia Alexander, Joey Ayala, and Pinikpikan. Her book and CD project, Reaching Destination, was given a Special Citation for Best Secular Album in the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2005.

She teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters where she has been running the Poetry Workshop called The Baguio Soul Project: Journey into the Self Through Words these past eleven years.

We are looking forward to sharing your poetry, Nerisa.

How about you, dear friends, what’s going on in your blog this November/December?

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “Poet’s Sanctum: Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

  1. Pingback: [Poetry Friday] Ashes by Nerisa Guevara |

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