Eric Tinsay Valles has published two poetry collections, A World in Transit and After the Fall (dirges among ruins) and co-edited the Get Lucky anthology of Philippine-Singapore writings [Ethos Books]. His poems have appeared in Routledge’s New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, the Hispanic Culture Review, Jet Fuel Review, Reflecting on the Merlion, & Words: Poems Singapore and Beyond, Under the Storm Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry and the Southeast Asian Review of English. He has won prizes in the Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition (2013) and the British Council’s Writing the City competitions (2011). His critical work is featured in The Creativity Market: Creative Writing in the 21st Century and The Asiatic. He has been invited to read poetry or commentaries at Baylor, Melbourne and Oxford Universities. He has taken up writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Centre, Centrum (Washington) and Wellspring House (Massachusetts). He writes about the migrant experience and personal trauma with humour and empathy