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Allan G. Aquino - Chicago-born and LA-raised, proudly - is a poet and professor of Asian American Studies at Cal State, Northridge. He has been writing prolifically since 1992, echoing the vintage lyricism of his Filipino American forebears. His poems represent an emotional substance defying a culture that emasculates and dehumanizes Asian/Pacific men. "Evoke a speechless kiss," he believes; and, in the words of maestro NVM Gonzalez: "All you have to is see."
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