Writing and Editing

I’m a poet, mostly experimental, and the author of Prau, a collection of poems (Meritage Press), and The Aching Vicinities, a chapbook (Otoliths). Black Radish Books will publish another collection of my poems, Corporeal, in October, 2018. I’ve also co-edited several anthologies; two of them (coedited with Mark Young and Eileen Tabios), The First Hay(na)ku Anthology, and The Hay(na)ku Anthology, Vol. II, are pictured below.  You can learn more about the hay(na)ku form here and here.  I edit Local Nomad, and online journal of art and writing, again with a mostly (though not entirely) experimental focus.

Aside from poetry, I’m interested in Filipino American print culture (newspapers and magazines) of the 20th century, and you can see what that’s about at The Commonwealth Cafe. I also write for the Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) site; I’m the co-chair of the organization, based in Salinas Chinatown.  Need an editor? I do both copyediting and developmental editing.

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