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Albert B. Casuga

ALBERT B. CASUGA, a Philippine-born Canadian writer, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write poetry, fiction, and criticism after his retirement from teaching and serving as an elected member of his region's school board. He was nominated to the Mississauga Arts Council Literary Awards in 2007. A graduate of the Royal and Pontifical University of St. Thomas (now University of Santo Tomas, Manila), he taught English and Literature at the Philippines' De La Salle University and San Beda College. He has authored books of poetry, short stories, literary theory and criticism. He has won awards for his works in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Philippines. His latest work, A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems was published February 2009 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

Casuga was a 1972 Fellow at the Siliman Writer's Workshop in Silliman University, Dumaguete. He won the national Philiippine Parnaso Poetry Contest ( now defunct) in the 70s; First Prizes in the Mississauga, Canada Library Systems Literary Contests in 1990 (for Fiction), 1996 (for Poetry), and 1998 (for Poetry). He was editor of the Journal of Arts and Sciences in UST (1961-62), Graduate School Journal of UST (1964), Literary Editor of the San Beda College Journal (1965-1968), and Assistant Literary Editor of the UST's Varsitarian (1962). His works were published in the Philippines Free Press, Graphic Weekly Magazine, NOW Philippines, The Sunday Times Magazine, Asia-Philippines Leader, Poetry Magazine (Maryland), Amihan (UST), De La Salle Philosophy Journal,  San Beda Journal., Philippine Writing (edited by the late NVM Gonzalez), and poetry anthologies; viz., A Habit of Shores (UP Press, e. Gemino H. Abad); Cited extensively in Isagani Cruz's Beyond Futility  (Philippine Literary Criticism. He publishes a literary blog at http://ambitsgambit.blogspot.com/.

Other Books by Albert B. Casuga

Summer Suns (short story collection with Cirilo Bautista)

Narra Poems and Others (poetry collection) Manila

Still Points (poetry collection) Manila

In A Sparrow’s Time (poetry collection) Canada

Songs for My Children (poetry collection) Canada

The Aesthetics of Literature (Literary Theory and Criticism),  De La Salle University, Manila

Man in Search of Meaning: Literature (Humanities Series, Asia Foundation and De La Salle University, Manila )

Man and His Literary Past: The Classical Tradition (Humanities Series, Asia Foundation and De La Salle University, Manila )

A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems (UST Press, Manila, 2009)
 

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