Why I do What I do
Creative Writing in Two Tongues
I write poetry in English and in my mother tongue, Bol-anong Binisayà (Boholano Visayan, a variant of Cebuano-Visayan). And I mentor young writers who desire to have their works critically close-read with a view towards re-visioning these for publication.
Teaching Literature and Writing Poetry
I teach Literature and Creative Writing courses in the graduate school of a university in Manila, and I also serve as director or member of the panel of critical readers in some writing workshops in the Philippines. I also give lectures on Literature and Teaching Literature
Online Lecture on Dec. 22, 2020 "The Ecocritical Erotic in Marjorie Evasco's "Elemental" by Jose Kervin Calabias
DLSU'S Literature Department and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Program inaugurates its WOW (Writers on Writers) Project for Teaching Literature, Digital Lecture Series with Jose Kervin Calabias's lecture on "Elemental" by Marjorie Evasco. Dec. 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The recorded lecture can be downloaded.