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Joel Toledo

Joel Toledo

  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian Bridport International Creative Writing Prize winner (2006)

"I keep telling young poets that they should read the lines before reading between the lines. We have been schooled thinking that poetry is a riddle with an elaborate punchline. So most people have no respect for form, only meaning. I'd like to think a big slice of enjoying poetry is in the appreciation of the craft."

WIFE: April
CHILDREN: Red and Moira


The Bridport Prize - Short story and poetry competition
Joel M. Toledo
Author Joel M. Toledo
Joel Toledo wins international poetry prize
Poet Joel Toledo on exorcisms, shadowy secrets and beating the British

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?