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Alvin B. Cruz

Alvin B. Cruz

Born: , Philippines
Resides: Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Alvin B. Cruz was born in the Philippines. He is currently a full-time Professor of English at Far Eastern University Alabang. He has lived and worked as an English teacher in the U.S., Japan, and the Maldives. His early poems were published in The Philippine Graphic. More recently, his poems have appeared in several journals, namely Wales Haiku Journal, Failed Haiku, and Kingfisher Journal. He lives in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Books Published:

Sunsets Are Sonnets and Other Poems (Central Books Publishing, 2020); Breaking Ground Through English (Ephesians Publishing, 2015).

Selected Work
in the desert sun
a landscape of emptiness
inside an hourglass
colorless summer
a passing shadow of a butterfly
behind the shutters
on a paper lamp
in a corner of the world
nocturnal butterflies
empty canvas
he drew the stars 
bathhouse blues
no one scrubs 
my back anymore
we look back 
but not at each other


“in the desert sun” - Wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2020; “colorless summer” - Wales Haiku Journal, Winter 2020-21; “on a paper lamp” - Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2021; “empty canvas”, “bathhouse blues” - Failed Haiku Vol. 6, Issue 65 (May 2021); “departures” - Kingfisher Journal Issue #3, April 2021.

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