Ivan Emil Labayne

Ivan Emil A. Labayne is a poet and critic based in Baguio City, northern Philippines. He holds an MA in language and literature from University of the Philippines Baguio. His creative and critical works saw print in journals such as Kritika Kultura, Daluyan, Katipunan, Entrada, and The Cordillera Review. Last year, he self-published Betrays Chaos, Blinks Cheerfully, a collection of constraint-based poetry.

He is part of Pedantic Pedestrians, an art collective interested in the politics of experimenting with form. As a group, Pedantic Pedestrians has conducted a Book Launch without a Book and has released four folios online, a Torture Manual, a psychogeographic work on Magsaysay Road in Baguio, Ngayon ay Buwan ng Wika, and This Is a Working Zine, among others. Other writings can be found on his blog.