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Bino A. Realuyo
Poet/novelist, community organizer and educator
Bino A. Realuyo is a poet/novelist/essayist, community organizer and educator. He is the author of the novel, The Umbrella Country, a poetry collection, The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, and has edited two anthologies. His citations include: Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award 2000 finalist, Booklist Top Ten First Novels of 1999, Poetry Society of America's Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, and a 2009 Philippine National Book Award for poetry. He attended graduate studies at Harvard University with a full fellowship from the Kennedy School of Government. Leaving Manila as a young teen, he has since spent most of his adult life in New York City and in latin american countries. His website: http://www.binoarealuyo.com/