Mark Faunlagui was born in the Philippines, grew up in New Jersey + New York, and earned a Bachelors in Architecture at Cornell University. He has studied and worked with poets Geoffrey Nutter and Nicolas Destino, and is currently developing two manuscripts, On Some Hispanoluso Miniaturists and Majnun. The poem ‘Whether or Not This Is the Best Halva This Side of Ramallah’ [included in Majnun] was published in Greying Ghost Press’s The Corduroy Mtn #4 chapbook anthology. This January, he will be participating in the Ashbery Home School Miami 2016. He is currently an architect in New York, and lives in Jersey City.