R. Joseph Dazo teaches literature and creative writing to senior high school students at a public school in the City of Naga. He holds an MA in literature. He is also the author of a collection of gay short fiction in the Binisaya language, Ubang Gabii sa Mango Avenue (Kasingkasing Press, 2019), and co-editor of an anthology of queer literature in Binisaya, Libulan Binisayang Antolohiya sa Katitikang Queer (Cratos, 2018). He has won the Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for his short fiction. He is the founding editor of Katitikan: Literary Journal of the Philippine South. He lives in the City of Talisay, Cebu.