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Have Come, Am Here April 27, 2011: I’ve been reading essays by Carlos Bulosan, published in On Becoming Filipino (Temple University Press, 1995), which is an excellent collection of his poetry, stories, essays, and correspondence, [...] by

Reading, and What’s On My Radar April 26, 2011: Holla, Rigoberto! Whatchu reading, you ask. Actually, I am reading the boisterous novel, Leche, by poet and novelist R. Zamora Linmark, as he will be in San Francisco this week, and I will be [...] by

In Praise of the Filipino Hustle April 21, 2011: [That’s me, with Eileen Tabios, in 2001 or 2002, toasting Manuel Ocampo’s painting Die Kreuzigung Christi.] It’s recently been brought to my attention that in the APIA literary scene, [...] by

“An Antidote to Loneliness” April 18, 2011: Anisa Onofre, co-editor of Aztlan Libre Press, has pointed me to this 1999 article on Norma Alarcón, upon the 20th anniversary of Third Woman Press. I am especially struck by this paragraph: Third [...] by

Some Thoughts on Martín Espada’s The Lover of a Subversive is Also a Subversive April 16, 2011: [As a Filipino American author, one of my ongoing complaints is that it feels like Filipino American literary scholars are behind on the community’s literary output. Something I’ve been [...] by

Some Thoughts on No’u Revilla, Say Throne April 12, 2011: I’ve just received and read No’u Revilla’s Say Throne, the newest chapbook offering from the super awesome Tinfish Press. This chapbook is part of a series of “12 retro chapbooks — made [...] by

Women of Color and Body Politics April 7, 2011: Niki Escobar, “Native Song,” (February 2009). oil pastel, india ink, acrylics, including lines from Poeta en San Francisco. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect [...] by

Literary Activism and Practicing Generosity April 6, 2011: Thank you Rigoberto González for the shout out, and for your recent post! I would also love to say a few things about “po-biz” work, riffing off that post. One of the last times I saw [...] by

On Brandy Nālani McDougall’s The Salt-Wind, Ka Makani P’akai April 5, 2011: I first arrived at Brandy Nālani McDougall’s poems in Effigies: An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing, Pacific Rim 2009 (Salt Publishing), edited by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke. Not a conventional [...] by

Some questions re: women of color and publishing April 1, 2011: Hi there, Harrieteers! It’s good to be back for National Poetry Month. One of the things I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and blogging about lately is publishing venues for women of [...] by