Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta has authored four books, including the two poetry collections The Proxy Eros (2008) and Burning Houses (2013). She is the coeditor of Fast Food Fiction Delivery (2014). She earned a BA from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and an MFA from the New School University and has received a number of prizes for her work, including the 2014 Carlos Malanca Memorial Award for Poetry, which is the Philippines’ foremost literary award, and the Philippines Free Press Award for Poetry in 2007. Her essays and short stories have appeared in a number of literary publications in her home country and abroad and her work has been widely anthologized. Her work has been featured in The New York Quarterly, The Philippines Free Press, Rogue Magazine, and elsewhere.
Katigbak-Lacuesta participates in the International Writing Program’s Fall Residency courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She lives in the Philippines.