A poet, essayist, and translator, Kris Lanot Lacaba was born and raised in Metro Manila and was educatedin the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Jose Abad Santos Memorial School.
His poetry has appeared in magazines like The Sunday Inquirer Magazine, The Philippines Free Press, The Philippine Graphic, Mirror Weekly, Tulay: the Chinese-Filipino Digest, and Panorama, and in anthologies including The Likhaan Book of Poetry and Fiction and Father Poems.
He works as a journalist for print and TV and has worked as a teacher, a public relations officer, a production manager for digital productions, an actor and waiter. In 1999 he received the UP Poetry Award and was named an Achievement Awardee in the Field ofLiterature by the Philippine Women's University in 2003. He was a fellow in the Dumaguete National Writers Workshop, the UP National Writers Workshop, and the Asian Artists Exchange Program sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, South Korea.