Abigail Licad

Books Editor

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

Psychiatrist Ravi Chandra Explores Social Media Culture through a Buddhist Lens in 'Facebuddha'

Dr. Ravi Chandra

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.

Nick Carbó: Pioneer of Filipino American Poetry

Nick Carbo

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.

Kearny Street Workshop Now Accepting Applications for APAture 2016!

APAture 2016

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.

Gift Guide and Raffle: RAD AND HUNGRY Office Supplies to Make You Happy

So imagine my delight when I came across the RAD AND HUNGRY website, which offers office supplies from all around the world that combine the kitsch and the cool - See more at: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2013/12/gift-guide-rad-and-hu...
So imagine my delight when I came across the RAD AND HUNGRY website, which offers office supplies from all around the world that combine the kitsch and the cool - See more at: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2013/12/gift-guide-rad-and-hu...

RAD AND HUNGRY offers office supplies from all around the world that combine the kitsch and the cool.

Readers, Can You Handle This? What Hyphen Staffers Find Sexylicious

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.

A Novel Approach

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.

Textual Healing

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.

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