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Tenure-track offer made & accepted: Assistant professor of English & creative writing, Bowling Green State University, March 2019

Literary/Speculative hypertext publishedDukkha, My Love, 2017


Reading: Faculty Reading, Prout Chapel: 7.30pm, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 10 October 2019

Reading: CityLit Festival, The Beiging of America panel, The University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 28 April 2019

Interview published: Jackson Bliss Joining Creative Writing Program in Fall 2019,” English Department News, English Department, Bowling Green State University, 19 April 2019

Personal essay published: Our Words Will Free Us & Set Free,” Longreads, 18 March 2019

Flash nonfiction published: “Not Done With the World,” The New York Times, 23 October 2018

Interview published (with Kaitlyn Davisio):  "The Pulp OC Breaking News,” The rhetorical devices of the NRA & the culture of violence, KUCI, 14 May 2018, 5-5:30

Personal essay published:  “When Words Make You Real,” The Beiging of America Anthology: Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the Twenty-First Century, 2Leaf Press, 2017

Short story published:  "Guide to the Other Side of the Universe," Angel City Review, Issue 5, 2017

Essay published:  "(My) Ten Rules for APIA/Hapa Fiction," Ploughshares, 6 August 2017

Short story published:  "The Conspiracy of Lemons," Witness, Vol. XXX No.2, Summer 2017

Essay published:  "Stories without Women," Ploughshares, 2 July 2017

Essay published:  "Matriarchy and the Tired Assassin," Ploughshares, 28 May 2017

Speaking for Everyone, Speaking for No One:

—A Dual Interview with Karen Tei Yamashita and Celeste Ng


23 April 2017

Short story published:  "Living in the Future," Arts & Letters, Issue 34, Spring 2017

Essay published: "The Psychopathic Gaze:  Murder, Violence, and Misogyny in Natsuo Kirino's Out," Ploughshares, 12 February 2017

Essay published:  "Japanese Boy Band Saves the World:  Postcolonial Masculinities in Final Fantasy XV," Ploughshares, 8 January 2017

Blogging position accepted:  Ploughshares, focusing on APIA literature, video games, and gender constructions, 2017-2018

Prose poem published (in collaboration with visual artist, Rick Potts):  "The Voice Inside Your Bones," 7x7, 1 December 2016

Novella contest finalist:  The Laws of Drowning and Rhetoric, Second-Annual Wild Onion Novella Contest, Curbside Splendor, 28 October 2016

Novella chapter published:  "Castaways and Worry Dolls," Joyland, 28 October 2016

Novella chapter published:  "Oaxaca Smack and Space Gladiators," Hobart, 13 October 2016

Lyrical essay published:  "Obāsan in a Cup," Guernica, 17 August 2016

Pedagogy essay published:  "The Velocity of Flying Objects," Pleiades, 30 July 2016

Reading:  "Poets & Writers' Sixth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading," Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, Venice, CA, 30 June 2016, 7:30-9pm

Reading:  "Hapa Writers:  Our Stories," Mixed Remixed Festival, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 10 June 2016, 2-3:20pm

Short story published:  "My 12-Step Program for Yuki Hiramoto,Santa Monica Review, Spring 2016

Reading:  "The English Department Presents Readings by John Hoppenthaler & Jackson Bliss," Cal State Northridge, Jerome Hall 319, Northridge, CA, 30 March 2016, 7:00pm

Interview published:  "Bryan Hurt's Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France," Full Stop, 12 January 2016

Cultural analysis published:  "How the Internet has Changed the Way We Read," The Daily Dot, 1 Jan 2016

Personal essay published:  "We Others:  A Conversation with My 13-Year Old Self," The Good Men Project, 16 November 2015

Nomination:  "The Transfusion of Yukiyo Kanahashi," nominated for a Pushcart Prize in creative nonfiction by Kartika Review

Bilingual lyrical poem performed:  "The Miracle of the Walking Fish," Musical Performance of Lyrical Poem for Songs About Places Series:  Los Angeles, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 15 February 2015, 4pm

Lyrical essay published:   "The Day I Lost Rock and Roll," Boston Review, 23 September 2014

Personal essay republished in French:  La Pénurie d'affection entre hommes," (translated and reprinted), L'Homme simple, 22 Juin 2014 

Cultural analysis published:  "Driving the World Insane," Huffington Post UK, 24 March 2014

Personal essay/cultural analysis essay published:  "The Scarcity of Male Affection," The Good Men Project, 1 January 2014

Award:  1st runner-up, The California Exchange Award (Fiction), Poets + Writers, 2013

Lyrical essay republished:  "The Transfusion of Yukiyo Kanahashi," The 2012-2013 Anthology of APIA Literature, 2013

Short story published:  “Cabrón,” Tin House, 20 September 2013

Personal essay published:  "アメリカ人のお宅 (American Otaku)Discover Nikkei, 20 September 2013

Lyrical essay republished:  “How to Stay in Love,” (abridged), (Australia)1 Sept 2013

Lyrical essay published:  “How to Stay in Love,” The Good Men Project, 23 August 2013

Cultural analysis published:  “The Dream of an Inclusive Masculinity,” The Good Men Project, 12 August 2013

Personal essay published:  “The Transfusion of Yukiyo Kanahashi,” Kartika Review, Issue 15, Spring 2013

Short story published:  “When Silence is an Old Warehouse and Love is a Pocketful of Rocks,” Fiction International, Issue #45:  Ways of Seeing, 2012

Short story published:  “I Didn’t Accidentally Karate-Kick the Stereo,” Last Night on Earth Anthology, So Say We All, 2012

Short story published:  “The Blue Men inside My Head,” The Antioch Review, Fall 2012

Short story published:  “Kothar," Quarter After Eight, Vol. 18, 2012

Award:  2nd place winner, Edward W. Moses Graduate Creative Writing Competition (Fiction), University of Southern California, 2011

Short story published:  “30 Roofies,” Quarterly West, Issue #70/71, 2011

Reading:  Kundiman West (reading with Melissa Roxas, Oliver de la Paz, Nicky Schildkraut, and Ngoc Luu), 28 April 2010, Café Princesa, 7-8

Short story published:  “Imperfect Stranger,” The Loudest Voice Anthology, Volume 1, 2010

Novella chapter published (from The Laws of Drowning and Rhetoric):  “The Great Fall,” Fiction #56, 2010

Novella chapter published (from The Laws of Drowning and Rhetoric):  The Molestation of Skinny Boys,” African American Review, Vol. 43, No.1, 2010

Short story published:  “A Full Cellar,” ZYZZYVA #88, Spring 2010

Reading:  The Loudest Voice (reading with Mark Irwin, Elise Suklje Martin, Lisa Locascio, and Jessica Piazza), The Mountain Bar, 1 October 2009, 7-9

Award:  College Merit Award Fellow for the PhD in Literature and Creative Writing, University of Southern California, 2009-2013

Short story published:  “City of Sand,” Notre Dame Review, Issue 28, Summer/Fall 2009

Short story published:  “Broken Pottery,” Connecticut Review, Spring 2009

Short story published:  “Cowboys of My Heart:  the 5-DVD Box Set,” Kenyon Review, May 2009

Award:  Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching, University of Notre Dame, 2008

Reading:  Sparks Prize Winner Reading, The University of Notre Dame, North Dining Hall, 6 February 2008, 6-7

Short story published:  Nimble Calligraphy,” Stand Magazine (UK), 8(4) 2008

Lyrical essay published:  “Piano Lessons,” South Loop Review, V. 10, 2008

Short story published:  Change Gonna Come,” Fringe Magazine, January 2008

Award:  La Vie de Bohème Literary Prize Winner, Steve Tomasula, 2007

Award:  Sparks Prize Winner in Fiction, University of Notre Dame, 2007

Personal essay published:  “Stripped Down,” Pology Magazine, October 2007

Novella chapter published (from The Laws of Drowning and Rhetoric):  “The Space Between Brooklyn and Manhattan,” Word Riot, July 2007

Novella chapter published (from The Laws of Drowning and Rhetoric):  “Body Language,” Writers Post-Journal, 2007

Short story published:  City Lunch,” 3:am Magazine, January 2007

Short story published:  “Golden State,” The SoMa Literary Review, January 2007

Reading:  Notre Dame Literary Festival, University of Notre Dame, Washington Hall, 14 February 2006, 8-9:30

Reading:  Lulu Reading Series (reading with Katie Pilles-Genaw),  28 March 2006, 7:30-8:30

Novel excerpt published:  “Delilah in Collision,” The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Spring 2006

Short story published:  “The Gift of Space,” Denver Syntax, Issue 9, 2006

Reading:  Lulu Reading Series (reading with Lynne Chien), 13 September 2006, 7:30-8:30

Short story published:  Lost,” Right Hand Pointing, Fiction Issue, 2006

Short story published:  Everyday Corporate America,” BlazeVox, Spring 2006