Annotated Pai Gow Poker in Denver Quarterly

I’m excited to share that  my experimental writing, “Annotated Pai Gow Poker” was recently published in Denver Quarterly‘s summer issue, Volume 45, No 4. I can’t describe how proud I am of this particular piece, or how thankful I am to Denver Quarterly for publishing it. I could never have done it without my colleagues … Continue reading

CSU Sacramento Festival of the Arts Alumni Reading

My CSU Sacramento Festival of the Arts Alumni Reading was a great success–there was a wonderful turnout. As always, it’s a thrill to share my writing with a willing and eager audience be they 1) interested readers 2) inspired writers 3) supportive friends and colleagues or 4) coerced students. I was very happy to be … Continue reading

Dear Conjunctions, Thanks For Your Kind Rejection

In the past, I have only ever submitted to small or fledgling presses, so when I recently submitted my pai gow poker piece to Conjunctions, rejection was expected, even welcomed. Just as I knew: 1 + 1 = 2 and 1 + 2 = 3 it was always a mathematical certainty that: Me + Submitting … Continue reading

Calaveras Station Reading at Sacramento Poetry Center

Thanks so much to everyone who attended the Calaveras Station reading at Sacramento Poetry Center! Thanks especially to host, Trina Drotar, as well as the contributors who read with me: Jim Benton, Genelle Chaconas, Shadi Gex, Marcelo Hernandez, Peggy Kincaid, Lee Lee, Joe Montalbo and Jordan Okumura. Having gotten lost on the way to the … Continue reading


Literary/Print/Online Journals Literary Hub. “Gambling with My Grandmother: From the Philippines to America.” 16 March 2018. Redivider 15.1. “Filipino Fruit Salad”, January 2018. The Los Angeles Review, August 2017, “Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe” Hobart. “Pretty Potion.” 8 May 2017. The Rumpus. “We Be Bleeding.” January 2017. Quarter After Eight, Volume 22: “Camping Tayo.” April 2016. JuxtaProse, Volume 7: … Continue reading

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