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Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo comes from a family of farmers, teachers and religious leaders in the Philippines. His poems are provocative, often sad, in depicting his journey from an abusive childhood, through the trials of an overseas Filipino worker in the Middle East to the challenges of a hard working immigrant in modern-day Hawaii.  His first collection of poems, Leaving Our Shadows Behind Us, was published 2019 by Bamboo Ridge Press.
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