Xavier University proudly congratulates XU Press Director Dr. Arlene J. Yandug, PhD for her outstanding achievement as a finalist in the 41st National Book Award's Best Book of Poetry in English.

The 41st National Book Award's Best Book of Poetry in English is a significant literary award in the Philippines, specifically aimed at recognizing and celebrating outstanding poetry written in the English language. This award is organized by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle, and it is one of the most prestigious accolades for poets and writers in the country.

The award celebrates poets whose poetry collections have been instrumental in the field of literature. The finalists as well as the winners in this award often cover the broad spectrum of modern Filipino English poetry, with its many themes, styles and voices.


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