Other Literary Forms
Jessica Hagedorn has published the novels Dogeaters (1990), which was nominated for a National Book Award and translated into several languages, and The Gangster of Love (1996), and several collections containing short fiction and poetry: Dangerous Music (1975), Pet Food and Tropical Apparitions (1981), and Danger and Beauty (1993). Her poetry has been anthologized in a number of collections and published in several literary journals. In addition, she has published several short essays and is the editor of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction (1993). Hagedorn’s nonfiction articles, interviews, and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Nation, and USA Weekend. In collaboration with photojournalist Marissa Roth, Hagedorn published Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines (1999). She wrote the screenplay for Fresh Kill (1994), an independent film directed and produced by Shu Lea Cheang. Other work with Cheang includes Color Schemes (1989) and Those Fluttering Objects of Desire (1992), both of which were screened at the Whitney Museum. Hagedorn also collaborated with John Woo on The Pink Palace (2000), a set of animated short films for Oxygen’s X-Chromosome series.