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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)


Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2020.



[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.


Publisher Anstruther Press

Ternida, Vincent. In Conversation with Marc Perez. Ricepaper. 9 January 2020, Accessed 25 January 2021.