PARFAN, Benedict B.

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • “Orbits of Obsession: Notes on the Philippine Lyric Sequence in English”
  • “Diction and Contradiction in the Poems of Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta”
  • “The Faults of Memory: Writing the Lyric Sequences in The Murmur Asylum
  • Philippine Poetry in English
  • Lyric Sequence

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

  • Finalist, Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award, 2015
  • Finalist, Gemino H. Abad Prize for Poetry (UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs), 2016
  • Outstanding Thesis for MFA Creative Writing (De La Salle University), 2013
  • Finalist, Maningning Miclat Awards for Poetry (Maningning Miclat Foundation), 2009, 2011

Selected Publications

  • “From Epistles, Part 2” (Kritika Kultura, 2018)
  • “Selections from The Murmur Asylum” in The Achieve of, The Mastery: An Anthology of Philippine Poetry and Verse from English, mid-‘90s to 2016, edited by Gemino H. Abad and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (UP Press, 2018)
  • “By the Fisherman’s Grief” in Sustaining the Archipelago: An Anthology of Philippine Ecopoetry, edited by Rina Garcia Chua (USTPH, 2017)
  • The Murmur Asylum (UP Press, 2014)
  • Tilt Me and I Bend (UP Press, 2017)
  • “Three Poems” (Kritika Kultura, 2014)
  • “Poems from Tilt Me and I Bend” (Tomás, 2015)
  • “From Epistles” (Likhaan, 2017)
  • “Antarctica” (Tomás, 2017)

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