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Emeniano Acain Somoza Jr

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Name  Emeniano Somoza
Role  Fictionist
Books  A Fistful of Moonbeams

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Foremostly a poet, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr. is also a fictionist, an essayist and a playwright. He hails from Siquijor Island, an island in Central Visayas, south of the Philippine Archipelago.



Most of his stories have been published in Philippine Graphic, Philippines Free Press, The Philippine Star, and anthologized in ANI Literary Journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Salt River Review Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2006, a literary journal published by Miami University Press, and in the internationally refereed Philippine Studies of the Ateneo University Press. His stories have also been archived online on CCP SANGKOMUNIDAD Ambag-Akda, and on A Survey of Philippine Literature. He received a degree in Bachelor of Mass Communication from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), and masteral units in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He currently blogs at The Huffington Post.



  • A Fistful Of Moonbeams, Kilmog Press, hardback, 2010
  • Kleenex Theory, Amazon, paperback, 2015
  • Poems:

  • "Pinay, Household Service Worker", TAYO Literary Magazine, 2010
  • "Backporch Hush", Asia Writes, 2010
  • "A Fistful Of Moonbeams", Haggard & Halloo, 2010, Poet's Picturebook, 2010
  • "Art Of Ascent", Triggerfish Critical Review, 2010
  • "Liquid Walls", Gloom Cupboard, 2010
  • "Road Sign", Troubador 21, 2010
  • "The River Of Our Vehemence", Troubador 21, 2010
  • "Anima Mundi", "Philosophy Of Water", "No Warm Blankets Again Tonight", Moria Poetry, 2010
  • "Ode To This My Undead 2", "Miss May's Predicament", Fogged Clarity: An Arts Review, 2011
  • "What Defines Us", "I Have No Need For Love", Poetry Magazine: Editor's Choice, 2011
  • "Time Before Time", "The Last Historian Of These Long Elephant Days", Full Of Crow, 2011
  • "Ode To This My Undead 2", Philippines Free Press, 2011
  • "Somewhere My Ideal Poet", "Somewhere My Ideal Poet", Loch Raven Review, 2011
  • "A Little Dusk Poetry", "Silence Of The Seabirds", "Your Heartbeat, Ghost Of My Unborn", Buddhist Poetry Review, 2012
  • "Silence Of The Seabirds", "Looking For An Area Rug In A Smelly Souk In Jeddah", Shot Glass Journal, 2012
  • Short fiction:

  • "Inroads", Philippines Free Press, 2002; Philippine Graphic, 2002, A Survey of Philippine Literature
  • "Memories of My Lost Siquijor (Quilt of Dreams)", Philippine Studies Vol. 53, No. 2 (2005), Philippine Graphic, 2003, The Salt River Review, Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2006, Miami University Press, CCP SANGKOMUNIDAD Ambag-Akda
  • "Brothers on a Stormy Sea", Philippine Graphic, 2004
  • "The Lady from Buffalo Island", Philippine Graphic, 2005, The Salt River Review, Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2006, Miami University Press, ANI 33, Annual Literary Publication of the CCP, 2007
  • "Divina's Luck", Philippine Graphic, 2007
  • "A Yardful of Birds", Philippine Graphic, 2007
  • "One October Ends", Philippine Graphic, 2008
  • Essay:

  • "My Moveable Feast", Philippine Star, 2005
  • Workshops

  • CEGP (College Editors Guild of the Philippines) National Student Press Congress, 1991
  • Ricky Lee's 12th Scriptwriting Workshop, 1997
  • References

    Emeniano Acain Somoza Jr Wikipedia

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