Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry in Filipino and English. He grew up in Manila in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship. He moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 1994. His early poetry books are Beneath an Angry Star (Anvil, Manila 1992) and Salimbayan (Publikasyong Sipat, Manila 1994). In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila launched two of his new books of poetry, one in Filipino, Baha-bahagdang Karupukan, and the other in English, Alien to Any Skin. You can read his blog here.