Dr. Jose Neil Garcia teaches creative writing and comparative literature in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, where he serves as Director of the University Press and a fellow for poetry in the Institute of Creative Writing. He is the author of numerous poety collections and works in literary and cultural criticism, including The Sorrows of Water (2000), Kaluluwa (2001), Performing the Self: Occasional Prose (2003), and Postcolonialism and Filipino Poetics: Essays and Critiques (2003). In 2009, Hong Kong University Press published its own international edition of his Philippine Gay Culture (1996). Between 1994 and 2014, he coedited the famous Ladlad series of Philippine gay writing. Another important anthology that he edited is Aura: The Gay Theme in Philippine Fiction in English, published in 2012. He regularly contributes film and theater reviews to GMA News Online. His most recent books are The Postcolonial Perverse: Critiques of Contemporary Philippine Culture, Homelessness in Unhomeliness: Postcolonial Critiques of Philippine Literature, and Myth and Writing: Occasional Prose.
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