Born on 4 August 1939. Domingo G. Landico obtained his Bachelor of Arts and BS in Journalism degrees from the Lyceum of the Philippines, and an MA in Education at the National Teachers College. He later earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at Lyceum. In 1994, he obtained his Ph.D in Filipinology from the University of the Philippines, where he has served as Writer-in-Residence and professor at the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature and associate director for criticism at the Institute of Creative Writing. His published poetry and fiction includePaglalakbay, Mga Piling Tula (1974); Himagsik, Mga Nagkagantimpalang Kuwento (1972); Sa Bagwis at Sigwa (1976); Niño Engkantado (1979); Alay (Katipunan ng mga Piling Tula) (1984); Tula sa Ating Panahon (1989);Dupluhang Bayan at Dalawa pang Tula (1990); and Apoy at Unos (Katipunan ng mga Tulang Popular) (1993). His numerous awards and recognitions include the Palancas, CCP Balagtas Awards, KADIPAN Literary Contest, Catholic Mass Media Awards, and Institute of National Language Awards. He was Director for Asia of Poet Laureate International, member of PEN International, and honorary member of International Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa.