Marjorie M. Evasco traces her literary roots to the island of Bohol where she grew up and completed her undergraduate degree, and to Dumaguete City where she finished her M.A. in Creative Writing
at Silliman University in 1982.
A true Bol-anon, she keeps alive the memory and spirit of the revolt led by Dagohoy, a powerful tambalan (healer), who inspired his kinsfolk to defy colonial rule for almost a hundred years. As a writer, Marj commits her vision through her poetry, believing that the worthy warrior and healer is adept at giving voice to the vision so that others may sing it, too.
Marj writes in English and Cebuano. Her poetry has been published in different parts of Asia, Europe and North America. Her poems have been translated and published in German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Kannada, Vietnamese, and Estonian.
She lives with her daughter Mary Ann and son Marc in a house with a bamboo grove and three cats, who sleep outside her bedroom door at night.
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