Benilda S. Santos Biography and Literary Works (Poems)

- Benilda S. Santos is a writer, film critic, editor, and professor but she is most well-known within the Philippine literary community as a poet. She was born in 1948 in Manila. Her literary work has been recognized by the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Talaang Ginto, Manila Critics Circle, and the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas. She won a National Book Award in 1996. She is a two-time recipient of a Palanca award (Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Poetry, Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Poetry in Filipino). She was conferred the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas in 2003.

- Santos teaches at the School of Humanities at the Ateneo de Manila University. Her areas of specialization are Literature, Creative Writing, and Poetry. She is the former director of the Fine Arts Program. She has also served as director for Ateneo National Writers Workshop.

- Santos obtained her AB-BSE in English Literature at the Assumption Convent in 1970, MA in English Literature at the ADMU in 1975, PhD in Filipino at the UP Diliman in 1998.

Poetry Collections:
1. Kuwadro Numero Uno: Mga Tula (1996)
2. Pali-palitong Posporo: Mga Tula (1991)
3. Alipato: Mga Bago At Piling Tula (1999)
4. Ruta: Mga Bago at Piling Tula (2019)

1. Sa Kasintahang Nilimot Na
2. Kundiman
3. Enero
4. Paglikha 5. Yevtushenko, On A Rainy Day