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Amulet Needs Your Help!


This book I wrote could use a little pick me up. And I’m asking for help from those of you who have purchased and read the book. Customer Reviews. However extensive or minimal as you so choose, whether on Amazon, Powell, or Goodreads. Hell, you can just go onto Goodreads and give me some stars. But reviews will help generate sales, and this is not a big money maker for me so that’s not the point. I still believe it’s worth being in people’s hands and that there’s still a lot of people out there it can reach. I hope you believe that, too. I’m working away at the next manuscript but I know it can still be meaningful for someone to discover the first, so help your boy out. Write a customer review.

Links to where you can review Amulet, online:  Amazon, Powell’s, Goodreads,

STARTING TONIGHT (Monday 6/29) Jason is touring the Northeast

If you live in the following areas, come see me!

(6/29) Dirty Gerund Poetry Show 9:00pm (Worcester, MA)
(6/30) Port Veritas Slam 7:30pm (Portland, ME)
(7/1) Boston Poetry Slam 8:00pm (Boston, MA)
(7/2) Slam Free or Die 7:00pm (Manchester, NH)

Off Script: Shifting the Narrative

I’m part of this show on Monday at the Asian Art Museum for KQED. Featuring performances by Jason Bayani and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, music by Matt Wong and a conversation with Jeff Chang. It’s free, but you gotta RSVP!


from the website

With the introduction of “Fresh Off the Boat” to primetime programming on network television and other notable strides in media, Asian Americans are increasing their representation in mainstream media, with Asian American writers, actors, and artists taking control of their storytelling and representations of their communities. This event will focus on what this means for the community – the progress that has been made, the stories we choose to tell, and the work that is still left to do.

“sound, word”: National Poetry Month With Jason Bayani And Janice Sapigao


April is National Poetry Month, and PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) and Kearny Street Workshop are doin’ a little something for the occasion.

Pin@y poets are doing remarkable things in print publication and in performance. Please join us for “sound, word.” Bay Area Pin@y poets Jason Bayani and Janice Sapigao will be droppin la poesía!

WHERE: Arc Studios and Gallery 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm.


RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

The Official Berkeley Poetry Slam DJ Playlist

I have been quietly honing my slam “DJ” skills over the past year at the Berkeley Slam. DJ is in quotes because I ain’t gonna front like I can mix, but I can curate the hell out of some songs. So I put a spotify playlist together last night. It’s a compilation of what I played at the most recent team semifinals and some of the songs I tend to go to. Check it out if you are on Spotify. I’ll be adding to it so feel free to follow.

Official Berkeley Poetry Slam DJ Playlist


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