Kawika Guillermo writes stories of travel, speculation, memoir, and whatever else he can sneak into “The Literary.” His work has appeared in journals like The Cimarron Review, Feminist Studies, Drunken Boat, Tayo, and The Hawai’i Pacific Review, as well as in anthologies such as Amok: Asia Pacific Speculative Fiction and Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. He writes blogs for Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat) and decomP Magazine, where he serves as the Prose Editor. He has lived in Portland, Las Vegas, Seattle, Gimhae South Korea, Nanjing China, and currently resides in Hong Kong.
Kawika Guillermo is the Hawaiian/Filipino name for the much more mundane, mixed race (and mixed up) academic, Christopher B. Patterson, who spends his days patronizing big chain coffee-shops to pen neatly assembled tracts on literature, creativity, and video games. His book Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific, explores literature from Southeast Asian migrants (Rutgers University Press, 2018), and his essays have appeared in American Quarterly, Games and Culture, M.E.L.U.S. (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States) and in several anthologies.
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