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During the last two weeks of my two-year stay in Austin I got to work with these two amazing filmmakers, Illyana Lydia Elizabeth and Breanna Granzow.

They followed me during my last days in Austin and put together a short film for my poem, Troubadour. This is my love letter to the city that broke me and brought me back up onto my feet.

Learn more about Illyana and Breanna

The Write Stuff/ SF Weekly

I made an appearance in the SF Weekly for The Write Stuff column that Evan Karp and Litseen does. Check it out. You can read what I think about things and stuff and other things.


They also had me do a reading of a new poem I wrote this summer which I still haven’t come up with a title for because, whatever. I do what I want?

KSW’s APAture kicks off this weekend

Originally posted on Apex Express: Thursdays, 7 PM, KPFA 94.1 FM:
This Friday, Kearny Street Workshop kicks off APAture, a multi-day festival featuring a lineup of some of the most exciting Asian and Pacific Islander artists in the San Francisco Bay Area today. [gallery ids="1049,1050,1051"] [audio Download the audio by clicking here APEX Contributor Robynn Takayama talked with…


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I’m a non-profit arts worker. It’s been very satisfying and I love my job. It’s also very time consuming so I haven’t been able to do things like update my website. All summer we’ve been working on putting together APAture. It’s our yearly festival dedicated to putting the spotlight on emerging Asian Pacific American artists.

To get the full rundown please click on this…

We got so many dope artists participating: from more established and on the cusp artists like musician, Cynthia Lin and graphic novelist, Ben Seto to newer up and coming acts like Layla .A. from San Jose. We have a visual arts gallery, Comics and Illustration expo, a Literary Showcase, Music Showcase, Performing Arts Showcase, and we close with a Film Showcase. 6 different events in venues across SF and Oakland. This is going to be great. You should come. In fact if you get tickets on Sparxo, I’ll give you a code to get $2 off any event. Just go to:

Use the code ASPIRE and you’ll get the discount.

If I’m selling this it’s because the artists participating deserve having me do whatever is possible to get them an audience. I believe they are that damn good and need to be seen and need to be heard. Come through and let’s support some of best and brightest Asian Pacific American artists we got out there right now.

The Road to NPS 2014 in Oakland (not going very far)

10532978_751986308178105_4635042541260819613_oBy all means my old ass should have done something like coach a team this year but then I went to the New Sh!t Show and won a slam and then made a team with these bad ass human beings and it’s like I couldn’t not be on a team again. These poets inspire me, they make me a better poet, and I couldn’t choose a better group of people to make one more go ’round with.

So we put a little book together. You want to get one? Look at who is in the book. You’re gonna want this one. All new unpublished poems. Good poems. I mean VERY good poems. Go to this link here and donate to our Indiegogo (but really you are buying a book)





Also we have shows coming up.

July 18th: Sam Sax’s book release at The New Shit Show. @Merchants of Reality 285 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 8pm

July 20th: New Shit Showcase @Arc Gallery 1246 Folsom San Francisco, CA 94103 7:30pm

July 23rd: New Shit Show Slam Team featured at the Berkeley Slam @The Starry Plough 3101 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 8pm

And here are some other shows where you can catch me

The Lit Slam @Shelton Theatre 533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 8pm

InsideStorytime (I’ll be doing this solo, reading from my book, AMULET!) @La Movida Wine Bar & Community Kitchen 3066 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110 7:30pm



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New Trade Paper / Anthologies - Miscellaneous International Poetry

Upcoming Events

Nov. 13th: Wet Bellies Reckless Buffaloes (E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore 410 13th St, Oakland, California 94612)
Nov. 16th: Sunday Jump (Tribal Cafe, 1651 W Temple St
Los Angeles, California 90026)
Nov. 19th: Lyrics and Dirges (Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704)

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