ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alton Melvar M Dapanas (them/they) is assistant creative nonfiction editor of London-based Panorama: The Journal of Place & Travel (formerly Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel) and Iowa-based Atlas & Alice Literary Magazine, as well as an editorial reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine. Their recent works, delineating poetry and the essay, have appeared in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place (Germany), Sine Theta (China), The Babel Tower Notice Board (England), You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography (Arizona), Stellium Literary (Minnesota), among others, and forthcoming from No Contact Magazine (New York), Reliquiae: Journal of Landscape, Nature, and Mythology (Scotland), Northern Otter Press (Canada), Voice & Verse Poetry (Hong Kong), and elsewhere. Using the penname F Alex San Juan, they have been recently published in Impossible Archetype: A Journal of LGBTQ+ Poetry (Ireland). They identify as pansexual, nonbinary, and polyamorous. A native of Metro Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines, they are currently based in SiargaoIsland, living off-the-grid in between the Pacific Ocean and a mountain range.