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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

Sam Chanse
#MeMyselfandKaya Countdown: Presenting Sam Chanse

Come to our fundraiser in NYC on June 11 and enjoy a performance from Kaya’s theater artist and playwright SAM CHANSE, author of LYDIA’S FUNERAL VIDEO. Sam’s humor is definitely going to be a fun highlight of the event! Here’s what she has to say about us: “Kaya is a Mighty & Beneficent Force for sharing […]

Nicholas Wong
CREVASSE Launches at HK Int’l Lit Festival!

Recently a book launch for Nicholas Wong’s Crevasse took place at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. This festival is an annual event held over 10 days, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world. Wong’s bilingual reading took place at Aesop and was attended by 40-50 literary enthusiasts. He read the poems “Neighbor” and “Minor Bodies” from Crevasse in […]

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 […]


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