Two or Three Things About Desire

Conchitina Cruz

The Chinese University Press

Two or Three Things About Desire

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Pub Date: March 2014

ISBN: 9789629966133

58 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $5.00

Two or Three Things About Desire

Conchitina Cruz

The Chinese University Press

Drawn from International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013, Two or Three Things About Desire is a chapbook of poetry by Conchitina Cruz presented in English and Chinese. Two or Three Things About Desire is also available, along with the chapbooks of other internationally renowned poets, in Islands or Continents (Eighteen-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Islands or Continents: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013.

About the Author

Conchitina Cruz was born in Manila and teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her books of poetry include Dark Hours (UP Press, 2005), which received the National Book Award for Poetry, and elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008). Together with Adam David and Delilah Aguilar, she is the author of A Catalogue of Clothes for Sale from the Closet of Christine Abella—Perpetual Student, Ukay Fan, and Compulsive Traveler (the Youth & Beauty Brigade, 2012). She served as co-editor of High Chair 12, a three-part issue of the journal devoted to the Maguindanao Massacre of 2009, and the Kritika Kultura Anthology of New Philippine Writing in English (English Department, Ateneo de Manila U, March 2011). A recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation grants, she has published her poetry in Philippine and American journals. Together with a few other Manila-based writers, she runs a small press called the Youth & Beauty Brigade. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University at Albany, State University of New York.