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Me Myself & Kaya: A Summer Fundraiser Party in NYC

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Orbital 155 Rivington St. New York, NY 7-10 PM Clear your calendar — It’s going down! Me Myself & Kaya kicks off on June 11th, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities. Orbital NYC (155 Rivington St.) is our meeting spot for a night of celebrating books, film, theater, […]


AAAS Gathering: We Real Cool — A Kaya & Kundiman Joint

Unwind after the first day of the Association of Asian American Studies Conference with some whiskey and writers! In the spirit of Kaya Press’s effort to celebrate writers of color (#litincolor) — and toast to Chicago native Gwendolyn Brooks. Brought to you by Kaya Press & Kundiman. Thursday April 23rd — 10:30 p.m.  Celtic Knot […]


Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge at the LA Times Festival of Books: This Weekend

This weekend, come hang out in our indie lit oasis inside the LA Times Festival of Books: The Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge (Booth 380, near the Poetry Stage) — brought to you by Kaya Press and the University of Southern California Creative Writing Department. Write, edit, and publish your own book! Talk one-on-one with authors! […]


Lit in Color: Celebrating Writers of Color – Kicking Off at AWP 2015

  MISSION The invisibility of writers of color is in fact a willed blindness. But we exist. We’re already at the pulsing center of what’s vital in culture, the arts, and history. We’re already circulating through literature, and the greater imagination. Insistent and steady. Inevitable. Let’s celebrate the world made brighter by Lit In Color. […]


author news

Nicholas Wong
Interview with Nicholas Wong

Nicholas Wong is a poet and teacher and even a “fire-starter,” according to Time Out: Hong Kong. His poetry collection Crevasse, which Tarfia Faizullah described as “poetry that is unashamed to be relentless” and Ocean Vuong called “a book of seared seeking, a restlessness that opens,” is Kaya’s most recent release. In celebration of this book, Kaya asked him a few questions […]

Nicholas Wong
National Poetry Month: Nicholas Wong is a “Poet to Watch”

In honor of National Poetry Month, NBC News released a list of Asian-American poets to look out for, including our very own Nicholas Wong! The piece talks about Nicholas’s poetry transcends language and place while taking on issues ranging from masculinity and sexuality to race and politics. You can read the entire piece, including a […]

Genpei Akasegawa
A Photo Tribute to Akasegawa Genpei

On Sunday, the 26th October of 2014, renowned Japanese avant-garde artist and writer Akasegawa Genpei passed away in Tokyo, leaving behind an inspiring legacy. His literary works include Rōjin-ryoku and Hyperart: Thomasson, the latter of which we published in English in 2010. Read words from our publisher & our translator here. Here are some photos in memory of Akasegawa. […]


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