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by Nick Carbo


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Nick Carbo has us see New York through the eyes of a Filipino immigrant with such candor, humor, and savvy that it's amazing to me that this book hasn't been optioned for a movie! Or maybe it has? It's poetry to be sure but it's also a screenplay, a novel, a multi-genre cyber cartoon.

Cover of Secret Asian Man, Carbó's second book of poetry. His first is titled El Grupo McDonald's. Carbó seems always to have his radar up for references to Asians in . pop culture - even when they're not there. Filipino poet Nick Carbó grew up in Manila, a city saturated with American pop culture. For years, he misunderstood the lyrics to the 1960s hit song "Secret Agent Man" -- a mistake that fueled the premise of his second book of poems, Secret Asian Man. "When I first heard the Johnny Rivers song, a long time ago, I thought 'Asian man?' They're talking about me," Carbó says.

Nick Carbó (born 1964) is a Filipino-American writer from Legazpi, Albay, Philippines.

Secret Asian Man book. It is full of mystery and allusions to Philippine culture as well as western deeds and misdeeds. Carbo is a poetic genius beyond compare.

Secret Asian man. by. Carbó, Nick, 1964-. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -, American Contemporary Poetry, Asian American Poetry, English, Poetry, USA, Asian, American - General. Chicago : Tia Chucha Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on June 4, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

See contact information and details about Nick Carbó. Secret Asian Man (Tia Chucha, 2000/reprint '04 Cherry Grove) El Grupo McDonald's (Tia Chucha, 1995). Nick Carbo. Secret Asian Man is a hilarious and poignant look at the immigrant experience. Ang Tunay na Lalaki (Tagalog for "The Real Man") is the Filipino Marlboro Man, a macho and bare-chested endorser of gin. But when he finds himself in New York City and auditioning as a bit actor, disillusionment quickly sets in: he realizes he, an Asian man, will never be a sex symbol in America. Fortunately for him, adventure ensues. Carbó's book is a scintillating romp that is also, at the same time, literature for the ages. by Nick Carbo. ISBN 9781932339635 (978-1-932339-63-5) Softcover, Cherry Grove Collections, 2004.

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl A Thousand Years of Good Prayers The Vagrants Ed Lin This is a Bust Waylaid Maya Lin Boundaries Nick Carbó Secret Asian Man Tan Lin Seven Controlled Vocabularies Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Dictée Suketu Mehta Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found Diana Chang Eye to Eye The Frontiers of Love Kaui Hart Memmings The Descendants House of Thieves Jeff.

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Secret Asian Man is a hilarious and poignant look at the immigrant experience. Ang Tunay na Lalaki (Tagalog for "The Real Man") is the Filipino Marlboro Man, a macho and bare-chested endorser of gin. But when he finds himself in New York City and auditioning as a bit actor, disillusionment quickly sets in: he realizes he, an Asian man, will never be a sex symbol in America. Fortunately for him, adventure ensues.

Comments: (6)

Nuadabandis
These poems read like a novel in verse--we see The Real Man arrive in New York, fall in love with the city, and then fall in love with a woman who's just as quirky and complex as he is. This read is indeed a trip through the streets of NYC in the bohemian sense as seen through the fresh eyes of an outsider among outsiders. Nick Carbo's self-referential poem was risky, but he pulled it off. There is an experimental/metaphysical dialogue happening here that blows me away--you'll have to read the book to find out what it is. Highly recommend.
Nuadador
I've just begun my first year in an MFA program in poetry and my teacher recommended I read this book and she was absolutely right that I would enjoy the poems in Secret Asian Man! In fact, it may have changed my life and I only wish I could write like this amazing poet. The main character Ang Tunay na Lalaki embodies the struggles many immigrants have gone through. In stanza after stanza, the imagination is wedded to pure expression. This book will inspire you!
Macage
Nick takes it to the hilt on this one. I felt like I was reading a suspense thriller as I get taken through the life of one Ang Tunay ng Lalaki who interacts both in the "real" world where he meets Nick Carbo but also falls hobnobs with kindred icons of advertising and lore: Hello Kitty, Orpheus from a previous Carbo poem, and Barbie. And it's only in this in between world where Carbo can take on Asian and American ideals head on.
Livina
Nick Carbo has us see New York through the eyes of a Filipino immigrant with such candor, humor, and savvy that it's amazing to me that this book hasn't been optioned for a movie! Or maybe it has? It's poetry to be sure but it's also a screenplay, a novel, a multi-genre cyber cartoon. Carbo enlarges world poetry and what it can do!
luisRED
I would never have purchased this book, nor would I have even become familiar with the (frickin' awesome!!!) work of Carbos without my needing the book for a class... some classes really are worthwhile!! I recommend (highly) ANYTHING by Nick Carbos.
Nakora
I've just discovered Nick Carbo. Thank God. Thank God.
Secret Asian Man download epub
Poetry
Author: Nick Carbo
ISBN: 1882688244
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Tia Chucha; 1 edition (October 12, 2001)
Pages: 60 pages