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Abigail Licad grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to the US with her family at age 13. Her work has been published in Calyx, Borderlands, The Critical Flame, and Smartish Pace, among others. She wakes up at 3 a.m. every weekday to read and write before heading to her day job as a contracts manager in San Francisco. Like all poets, she dreams of immortality.