Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles

Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles ’s 19 books in Filipino include, among others, Walang Halong Biro (De La Salle University Publishing House, 2018), an edition of selected poems, Ang Iyong Buhay ay Laging Mabibigo (Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2016), and Talik, Antares, and Mujeres Publicas, a three-volume poetry series from Balangay Books. A recipient of multiple national awards and fellowships, two-time Philippine National Book Award finalist Arguelles is co-editor of the journal hal., works as a book editor, and teaches literature and creative writing at the De La Salle University. English translations (by Kristine Ong Muslim) of his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Asymptote, Circumference: Poetry in Translation, Construction Magazine, Fishhouse, Samovar, [sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Adirondack Review, The Cossack Review, Speculative Masculinities (UK: Galli Books, 2019), and The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism (Canada: Undertow Publications, 2018).