Bino A. Realuyo is the author of The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, selected for 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Literary Review, New Letters and The Nation. He was a recipient of the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from Poetry Society of America. The son of a survivor of the Bataan Death March and a World War II Japanese concentration camp in the Philippines, Bino A. Realuyo was born in Manila and raised there and in New York City. He is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Umbrella Country. He lives in Manhattan.