Abigail Licad is one big FOB and damn proud of it. She grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to San Leandro, CA at age 13. She has a BA from University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in literature from Oxford University. Her poetry and book reviews have appeared in Calyx, Borderlands, The Critical Flame, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She is Hyphen's Books Editor. Her personal website is abigaillicad.com. You can email her at abigail.licad [at] hyphenmagazine.com.
Ravi Chandra may be many impressive things – including psychiatrist, award-winning poet, nonfiction author, film critic, Buddhism devotee, and most recently, aspiring chef – but in his opinion, his most notable accomplishment to date is the publication of his latest book: Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks. “....[b]ecause writing it was a combination of writing a Ph.D. dissertation and a novel!” he says with a smile.
Thanks in large part to the work of Nick Carbó, Filipino American poetry has never been as dynamic as it is today, with many established voices continuing to lead the movement such as Barbara Jane Reyes, Oliver de la Paz, Joseph O. Legaspi, Sarah Gambito, Vince Gotera, Eileen Tabios, and new, emerging voices like Chris Santiago, Jean Vengua, Mike Maniquiz, Sasha Pimentel, Jon Pineda, Arlene Biala, Ivy Alvarez, Cristina Querrer, Patrick Rosal, JoAnn Balingit, Marlon Unas Esguerra, Tony Robles, and Michelle Bautista.
Calling all San Francisco Bay Area emerging API artists -- the deadline for applying to Kearny Street Workshop's APAture 2016 festival is July 15, 2016! This year's theme is "Here." Submissions are accepted online and by mail in the following genres: Comics and Illustration, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.
When the 626 Night Market debuted in Pasadena, California in the summer of 2012, city planners anticipated that roughly 5,000 people would attend the food festival. Modeled after popular night markets in Taiwan where vendors commandeer urban thoroughfares on a nightly basis or set up permanent markets to hawk a panoply of street foods and wares, the 626 Night Market opening brought unexpected surprises.
Hyphen is teaming up with the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) to launch their "Rise Up! NQAPIA Week of Action on Immigration."
We're oh so close! Only three days left to help us raise the remaining $2,000 we need to make The Health Issue happen!
Hyphen is collaborating with NPR's Latino USA to explore Latino-Asian intersections and foster solidarity. Submit now!
Mr. Hyphen 2013 dishes about his views on Asian American masculinity, strength in multiple identities, and his advice for Mr. Hyphen hopefuls.
To witness Ben Ahn performing live is like sitting on the porch in the afternoon sun with your childhood best friend -- eating a cone topped with an oversized scoop of your favorite ice cream. That is to say: pure joy.
Dang, what’s happening over there at UCLA? Another racist, sexist anonymous letter has arrived at UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.
Most precious to Hyphen among Sukhadia’s many achievements is the rich legacy he has left as our very first Mr. Hyphen contest winner.
Above all, Arthur Chu is genuine – keenly self-aware and honest about himself. And guess what – he’s won over $100,000 on Jeopardy, suckas!
Ma is leading the fight against one of the most widespread problems to plague the Asian American community: the Hepatitis B virus.
Tamiko Beyer’s collection of poems, We Come Elemental, confirms the arrival of an exciting new talent.
RAD AND HUNGRY offers office supplies from all around the world that combine the kitsch and the cool.
Lin's performance appears effortless, which makes her all the more captivating to listen to and watch.
The time is nigh to buy tickets to tonight's Hyphen PJ Soiree,
starting at 8:30pm at FAME (435 Broadway Street, San Francisco). Just
to give you a taste of what's in store, your party planners at Hyphen
have decided to put a list together of what turns them on. Get ready to take a cold shower after reading.
We are proud to introduce our inaugural Hyphen hero, Vina Ha, co-founder of the DM Public Interest Fellowship.
Although you really want to hate and slap the yellow out of Mr. Leu, you also can’t help but be somewhat impressed.
Get out your laptops and dust off your dirty minds, Hyphen readers, and let’s get loo-loose with it!
Who among us can be indifferent to physical beauty or immune to its paradoxical effects?
Get out your laptops and dust off your dirty minds, Hyphen readers, and
let’s get loo-loose with it!
Open relationships? Sex as exercise? Lipstick lesbians?
Welcome to Hyphen’s The H-spot column, where Hyphen drops mad knowledge on readers’ questions about the nasty and other prurient delights.
More authors are self-publishing and succeeding at it.
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 self-expression and fulfillment through martial arts after moving from Singapore to New Jersey. Six agents expressed strong interest and asked to see copies of his manuscript.
A guide to writing smokin’ hot erotic sex scenes
The Asian American literary community has got to bring its sexy back. The sad truth is that there is not much Asian American erotic literature published in the mainstream. The only established work of erotic lit by Asian Americans in existence is On a Bed of Rice, an anthology of fiction and poetry edited by Geraldine Kudaka and published in 1995 — pre-Facebook, pre-sexting and even pre-Sex and the City.
Orgasm fantasies? Conceiving a boy? Both bottoms?
Welcome to Hyphen’s inaugural The H-spot column, where Hyphen drops mad knowledge on readers’ questions about the nasty and other prurient delights.
Yet another knock-down, drag-out fight-to-the-end occurred this year
among Hyphen’s books section writers when we convened to decide our fave books
Our books section writers read everything. Seriously. And if the book is calling Asian America's name, we are so on it.
I don’t usually read memoirs. For the most part, I distrust memoirs in the way that any person should distrust a half-baked pickup line delivered in some seedy dive.
If Betty Chung’s mom were still alive, I’d have liked to see her give a good lecturing to Tiger Mom.
Two new novels take us on the long journey back home
Where are you from? It’s the persistent question that jangles many an Asian American nerve.