Grace R. Monte de Ramos
Grace R. Monte de Ramos writes in both English and Cebuano. Most of her poetry is written in English and her contribution to this volume is her first lengthy work in her native tongue. She is also the author of reading primers for elementary students in the Cebuano-speaking regions. She is on the staff of Kitang Lungsuranon, a pioneering community newspaper in her hometown, for which she has written editorials and articles on climate change. In recent years, Monte de Ramos has spent the hot summers reading manuscripts and learning from young authors at the Silliman and Iyas Writers Workshops.