B. Villafania is a Pangasinan poet based
in Manila, Philippines. He writes in Pangasinan, Tagalog and English.
Some of his poems have appeared in local and international print and
He advocates for the
resurgence of Pangasinan as a literary language in his province. Last
year, he was awarded Writer of the Year (2004)
by the Ulupan na Pansiansia'y Salitan Pangasinan (Association for
the Preservation of the Pangasinan Language) for his first book,
tan arum ni'ran Anlong (Beloved and Other Poems) published
in 2003. He is coming out with his second book of Pangasinan poetry
Malagilion: Soniton Pangasinan (a collection of experimental
He edits the Makata,
an eJournal of Philippine and international contemporary poetry.Sonny's
website is at http://www.dalityapi.com.