Born: in Zamboanga City, Philippines
Resides: British Columbia, Canada
E-mail: studio_case (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) sg
Carl's native tongue is Chavacano, spoken by less than half a million people and dwindling. A trained architect, haiku appeals to his modernist leanings. 'Less is more', ‘Form follows function’- these dicta for modernism also guide his haiku. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Moongarlic, Presence, and Under the Basho, among others. He hopes to publish a haiku book in Chavacano before he or the language disappears.
Awards and Other Honors: First Prize & Third Prize, Betty Drevniok Award (2015); First Prize, Creatrix Haiku Prize (2015); First Prize, The 10th Pumpkin Festival Haiku (2014); First Prize, RL Poetry Award Haiku Section (2014); Honorable Mention, Wild Plum Haiku Contest (2015); Second Place, Revista (Senryu) (2015); Second Prize, Diogen Spring Haiku (2014); Third Prize, 19th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition (2014); Commendation, 10th Klostar Ivanic Haiku Competition (2014).
Credits: "the weight" - Under the Basho (2014); "on spiderweb dew" - Under the Basho (2014); "aurora borealis" - Moongarlic 2 (May 2014); "surely the river" - Moongarlic 2 (May 2014); "Ulysses" - A Handful of Stones (April 11, 2014); "the river" - Under the Basho (2014).