Marjorie Evasco

Marjorie Evasco

Marjorie Evasco’s books Dreamweavers and Ochre Tones won the National Book Award for Poetry from the Manila Critics’ Circle. Six Women Poets won the National Book Award for Oral History; A Life Shaped by Music, the National Book Award for Biography; and Ani: The Life and Art of Hermogena Borja Lungay, the National Book Award for Art. She received the SEAWrite Award for her collection, Skin of Water. With Cuban poet Alex Fleites, she also co-authored a collection of tanrenga in English and Spanish called Fishes of light/Peces de luz. She is included in the Norton anthology titled Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry of the Middle East, Asia and Beyond and The World Record: International Voices in Poetry Parnassus. She represented the country in the Poetry Parnassus festival in Southbank Centre in London in 2012. Her poems have been translated into many languages.