Earl Carlo Guevarra, 27 and a proud Zamboangueno, is an English teacher at a private school in the heart of Manila. Born and raised in Zamboanga, he is currently living in Quezon City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language Education from the Middle East Technical University, and he currently takes up his master’s degree in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. He has also resided in Istanbul and Ankara.
When he’s not teaching, traveling, reading, or drinking fruit shakes, he writes essays and poems. His works have appeared in the CCP Ani Journal, Sociological Review, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines Graphic, ALPAS Journal, and Young Star, among others.