Pia Besmonte

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Author Bio

Pia Besmonte is a poet and literature teacher based in Makati, Philippines. She has been performing poetry since she was five years old. She has crossed off a life goal with the launch of “Manic Pixie Depressive Gremlin”.

Pia holds a double degree in Literature and Education from the Philippine Normal University. She studied World Literature at Barnard College – Columbia University as a Global Undergraduate Exchange scholar sponsored by the Philippine American Educational Foundation (Fulbright Philippines). Pia was a Barnard Writing Fellow for Beginning Fiction. She was also an artist-apprentice to Ninotchka Rosca, a Queens-based transnational Filipina journalist, novelist, and women’s rights advocate.

When not reading, writing, or performing poetry on stage, Pia loves to paint, watch films, and play with her nieces. She has a cat named Luna, who is currently held in benevolent hostage by hackers in Makati.

Pia is getting married to Dexter, her mind’s equal. Their little human is called Mango.