1002721_10151511429952717_2033367287_nConchitina Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. A recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundation grants, she is the author of Disappear (High Chair, 2004), Dark Hours (UP Press, 2005), elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008), Two or Three Things about Desire (The Chinese University Press, 2013), and (together with Adam David and Delilah Aguilar) A Catalogue of Clothes for Sale from the Closet of Christine Abella–perpetual student, ukay fan, and compulsive traveler (Youth and Beauty Brigade, 2012). Her work has most recently appeared in Diagram, Salt Hill, Cordite Poetry Review, and The Offending Adam. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University at Albany, State University of New York.