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Merlie M. Alunan

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Merlie M. Alunan is the author of the following poetry collections: Hearthstone, Sacred Tree (Anvil, 1993); Amina Among the Angels (UP Press, 1998); Selected Poems (UP Press 2004); Tales of the Spider Woman (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2010); Pagdakop sa Bulalakaw ug uban pang mga Balak (Ateneo Press, 2013); and Running with Ghosts and Other Poems (Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2017), which won the 37th National Book Award for poetry in 2017. The University of the Philippines named her Professor Emeritus upon her retirement in 2008. She currently lives in Tacloban City and continues to write.

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