is delighted to feature a poem by Ruel S. De Vera
, 29, is the author of four books and co-edited the anthology Youngblood 2.0.
He is Associate Editor at the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Sunday magazine and also edits the magazine's poetry section.
reviews book regularly for the Inquirer and teaches journalism at the Ateneo
de Manila University's Department of Communication.
has received the Catholic Mass Media Award, the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature and the Philippines Free Press Literary Award for his
second volume of poetry, entitled Faulty Electric Wiring: Poems , is due in early 2003.