Michael M. Coroza

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Michael M. Coroza
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BornAugust 26, 1969 (1969-08-26)
OccupationPoet, author
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
SpouseJeanette Job Coroza

Michael M. Coroza (August 26, 1969 (1969-08-26), Manila) is a Philippine writer and translator writing in the language of Filipino, S.E.A. Write Award laureate.

Short Curriculum Vitae[edit]

In 1990 he graduated from the University of Santo Tomas. He got master's degree from the Ateneo de Manila University (2001) and Ph.D. degree - in the field of Philippine literature and translation - at the University of the Philippines (2010). Currently professor of literature at the Arts Faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University. He's also the Secretary-General of the Union of Writers of the Philippines.


He writes poetry, fiction, critical essays and is engaged in literary translation. The writer's works have been published in national and international literary magazines: Kritika Kultura, Philippine Studies, Unitas, Tomas,[1] Bulawan Journal of Arts and Culture, Daluyan, Loyola Schools Review, and the Malay Indonesian Studies. He is famous for promoting the traditional poetic genre of the Philippines "balagtasan".[2] He Has a column in a literary magazine Haraya (Imagination) and Liwayway (Dawn). He participated in international poetry readings "Kuala Lumpur-10" (2004) and the Second literary festival "Korea-ASEAN" in Jakarta (2011).

Major works[edit]

  • ASEANO: An Anthology of Poems from Southeast Asia (1995).
  • Dili’t Dilim (1997)
  • Mga Lagot na Liwanag (2001)
  • Antologi Puisi dan Kemanusiaan (2004)
  • The SEA Write Anthology of ASEAN Short Stories & Poems (2008)
  • Imbisibol Man ang Tatay (2009)
  • Ang mga Kahon ni Kalon (2010)
  • Sounds of Asia (2011)
  • Ang mga Lambing ni Lolo Ding (2012)
  • Nawawala si Muningning (2015)
  • Sa Pagtula, Ako. - Taufiq Ismail. Dengan Puisi, Aku. 1 Puisi, 80 Bahasa, 80 Tahun. Terjemahan Puisi dalam 58 Bahasa Dunia dan 22 Bahasa Daerah. Prakata Prof. Victor A. Pogadaev. Jakarta: Horison, 2015.


  • Don Carlos Literary Award (1991-2009 gg. - Eight times)
  • Francisco Balagtas Prize by the Committee of Philippine literature (2005)
  • S.E.A. Write Award (2007)
  • Award of Honor Ani ng Dangal by the National Committee for Culture and Arts (2009)
  • Rev. Horacio de la Costa Prize by Ateneo de Manila University (2012)


Wife - Jeanette Job Coroza - Director of High School. Three children Miko Idyanale (1995), Jean Araya (1996), Miguel Bulavan (2003). Parents reside in Marikina City.


  1. ^ Tomas. The official Literary Journal of the UST Center for Creative Writing and Studies Issue No. 3 Volume 1 April 2001
  2. ^ "Ateneo Prof Performs the Balagtasan in San Francisco, Union City, and New York, USA | Ateneo de Manila University". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  3. ^ "Michael M. Coroza | Panitikan.com.ph". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-01-17.