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Marc Perez

Marc Perez was born and raised in the Philippines. He now lives in the Vancouver area on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Perez has published poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction in several literary magazines. He is pursuing creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Borderlands

Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2020.

Poetry

Dayo

[Kingston, ON]: Brick Books, 2024.
forthcoming April 2024.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Dayo: a Tagalog word referring to someone who exists in a place not their own. A wanderer, migrant worker, exile or simply a stranger. At its core, the poems in Dayo interrogate whether belonging can exist in a society suffused with violence. Here, the poet, as a stranger, confronts the politics of recognition by offering his vision. Reflexive and lyrical, this collection embodies the true curiosity and tenacious spirit of a dayo seeking a place to replant, tend, and grow delicate roots.

Links

Publisher Anstruther Press

Ternida, Vincent. In Conversation with Marc Perez. Ricepaper. 9 January 2020, https://ricepapermagazine.ca/2020/01/in-conversation-with-marc-perez-and-vincent-ternida/. Accessed 25 January 2021.