Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States in her teens. Her books include Dogeaters, The Gangster of Love, and Dream Jungle, and a collection of short poetry and fiction, Danger and Beauty. She lives in New York.

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Early in Jessica Hagedorn’s fourth novel, Toxicology, filmmaker Mimi Smith is confronted on a New York subway by a poetry-spouting homeless man who asks her “Can you help me out with some