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Kristine Ong Muslim

Portrait of writer and translator Kristine Ong Muslim

Kristine Ong Muslim

Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of nine books, including the short story collections Age of Blight (Unnamed Press, 2016), Butterfly Dream (Snuggly Books, 2016), and The Drone Outside (Eibonvale Press, 2017), as well as the poetry collections Lifeboat (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2015), Meditations of a Beast (Cornerstone Press, 2016), and Black Arcadia (University of the Philippines Press, 2017). She edited two anthologies—the British Fantasy Award-winning People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction (with Nalo Hopkinson) and Sigwa: Climate Fiction Anthology from the Philippines (with Paolo Enrico Melendez), an illustrated volume forthcoming from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Press. Her short stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Tin House, and World Literature Today. She grew up and continues to live in a rural town in Maguindanao, southern Philippines.

Articles by Kristine Ong Muslim

The View
By Marlon Hacla & Apol Sta. Maria
An escalating inquiry into the passage of time.
Translated by Kristine Ong Muslim
(Re)writing the Philippines: An Introduction
By Kristian Sendon Cordero & Kristine Ong Muslim
The works we have selected challenge a monolithic view of the fragmented histories and interconnected, overlapping cultures in the Philippines.
Translated from Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim
By Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles
How does one grasp making / sense of timing when to hurl and when to catch?
Translated from Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim
A Planned Brief Documentary on a Teenage Boy in a Badjao Village
By M. J. Cagumbay Tumamac
Like a fish / in an aquarium, you are a source of distress and distraction.
Translated from Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim
from “Melismas”
By Marlon Hacla
What / are the things we need to prepare?
Translated from Filipino by Kristine Ong Muslim