In 2011, Juan Rader Bas pitched his novel to agents at The Writer’s
Digest Conference in New York City. A New Jersey state taekwondo
champion, Bas had written Back Kicks and Broken Promises, a novel
about an adopted 17-year-old Filipino who finds...
Japanese poet Yone Noguchi left a trail of broken
hearts in the wake of his many affairs with both men
and women. In Queer Compulsions (University of Hawaii
Press, 2012), author Amy Sueyoshi charts Yone’s failures
in both personal and...
MariNaomi, the mixed-race Japanese American writer and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume,
Ages 0 to 22, talked with Hyphen about her no-holds-barred approach to writing and drawing a
funny and fraught sexual past. Her...
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