Lawrence Lacambra Ypil

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Contributor and Guest Editor

Lawrence Lacambra Ypil is a poet and essayist from Cebu, Philippines. He recently received an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St Louis on a Fulbright Scholarship. His first book of poems, The Highest Hiding Place (2009) was given the Madrigal Gonzalez Best First Book Award. His work straddles the borders between poetry and prose, text and image and has received awards including the Carlos Palanca Awards, the Philippines Free Press Awards, and the Academy of American Poets Prize in Washington University. He teaches writing at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.


  • Issue #40 (July 2018): Guest Editor [forthcoming]
  • Issue #40 (July 2018): The Pinoy Sensorium [Read]
  • Issue #37 (October 2017): The Nature of a City [Read]
  • Issue #36 (June 2017): Kobo Abe’s Beasts Head for Home and the Question of Home [Read]