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Patrick Joseph Caoile holds a B.A. in English from Saint Peter's University, M.A. in English from Seton Hall University, and Ph.D. in English with a creative writing focus from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In addition to the Gothic and pop culture, his research interests include postcolonial, migration, and diaspora studies, specifically through Filipino American and contemporary American immigrant literary contexts. Similarly, Caoile’s creative writing examines the Filipino American experience through characters navigating their fragmented lives between the homeland and the U.S., literally and figuratively. He is published in storySouth, Porter House Review, and the anthology Growing Up Filipino 3. Born in the Philippines, Caoile grew up in northern New Jersey.

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  • “Dress Down Day.” Growing Up Filipino 3: New Stories for Young Adults, edited by Cecilia M. Brainard, PAHL, 2023.
  • “Writing Alongside Phoebe Bridgers.” Porter House Review, 9 March 2022 (Nonfiction).
  • “A State Of.” storySouth, no. 51, Spring 2021.
  • “The Liminal Nature of Diaspora: Family, Home, and Identity in Mia Alvar's ‘The Kontrabida.’” The Watchung Review, vol. 4, July 2021, pp. 37-42.

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