Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Originally published in 1996, RAPPIN' WITH TEN THOUSAND CARABAOS IN THE DARK is a collection of poetry by the late Al Robles, the quintessential Pilipino American poet, storyteller, and co-founder of the Kearny Street Workshop in San Francisco. In this new expanded edition that also commemorates UCLA AASC's 50th anniversary, the book includes a forward by Tony Robles, as well as a classic essay by Al Robles from Amerasia Journal. Described by Ishmael Reed as "a journey into the heart of Pilipino soul," Robles's poetry reflected his power as a storyteller and his own activism. It includes glimpses into the lives of the elderly Pilipino Manongs, whose stories and lives he documented.