Emeniano Acain Somoza Jr

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Foremostly a poet, Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr. is also a fictionist, an essayist and a playwright. He hails from Siquijor Island, an island in Central Visayas, south of the Philippine Archipelago.

Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.
Born Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.

(1969-10-09)August 8, 1969

Cebu, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Em, Emen, Jun
Occupation Writer, Editor
Parent(s) Emeniano Bantilan Somoza (father)

Virginia Capuyan Acain (mother)

Sibling(s) Levis Acain Pacatang (half-brother)


Most of his stories have been published in Philippine Graphic, Philippines Free Press, The Philippine Star, and anthologized in ANI Literary Journal of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Salt River Review Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2006, a literary journal published by Miami University Press, and in the internationally refereed Philippine Studies of the Ateneo University Press. His stories have also been archived online on CCP SANGKOMUNIDAD Ambag-Akda, and on A Survey of Philippine Literature. He received a degree in Bachelor of Mass Communication from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), and masteral units in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He currently blogs at The Huffington Post.



  • A Fistful Of Moonbeams, Kilmog Press, hardback, 2010
  • Kleenex Theory, Amazon, paperback, 2015
  • The Syzygy Poetry Journal Vol 1 Issue No. 1, Amazon, paperback, 2018


Short fiction:



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