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Amarnath Ravva & giovanni singleton at The Poetry Center

Mark your calendars, because Amarnath Ravva will be in San Francisco again on December 4! He will be reading from his riveting experimental memoir American Canyon at The Poetry Center at SFSU. Don’t miss this chance to experience this unique union of image and text, and of myth and memory. Bay Area poet giovanni singleton will also be there reading her own poetry […]


UNBOUND: Pop-Up Bookstore by Kaya Students for Independent Publishing

This Wednesday, November 19th, Kaya’s student group KSIP will be hosting their first annual pop-up bookstore with American Institute of Graphic Arts USC. Kick off your holiday shopping while supporting independent artists and writers at USC! Original works will be available for perusing and purchase. Come by to enjoy the creations of young local artists and go […]


Night Market Noir: Ed Lin and Friends in Los Angeles

We are joining forces with Writ Large Press to present a fascinating evening of readings by Ed Lin, Steph Cha, and Naomi Hirahara. Come to Night Market Noir to hear Ed Lin read from GHOST MONTH and contribute to our discussion with all three authors. Join us for an evening of mysteries, ghosts, and crime! Date: Saturday, November 15, […]


Amarnath Ravva at Stories in Echo Park

Amarnath Ravva will be reading from his debut book American Canyon at Stories Books and Cafe on November 1st.  Come to this event to hear from Ravva’s experimental memoir, which employs a variety of multimedia and narrative techniques to convey his story. Ravva will be joined by poet Brandon Som, winner of the 2012 Nightboat Award for his […]


author news

Samantha Chanse
Sam Chanse Featured in BD Wong’s GHOST STORIES

Sam Chanse was in New York one weekend last month for GHOST STORIES, a reading of short musicals inspired by Asian ghost stories and directed by BD Wong! The event was the inaugural project for Leviathan Lab‘s New Musicals Initiative. Chanse’s piece at Ghost Stories was LOBSTERS LIVE FOREVER, a collaboration with composer Bob Kelly. Check out […]

Amarnath Ravva
AMERICAN CANYON on Imprint Culture Lab’s Book Club

Martin Wong highlighted Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON last week in the Imprint Culture Lab’s book club. Noting that the experimental memoir is Kaya’s first full-color publication, Wong comments on the completeness of the work–a sparse narrative complemented by images. He characterizes the memoir as equal parts observation, emotion, and exploration, and summarizes the writing as follows: […]

Gene Oishi
Gene Oishi & Fox Drum Bebop on Bloom!

Gene Oishi and his novel Fox Drum Bebop have been doubly featured on the literary website Bloom! Fox Drum Bebop is a semi-autobiography of sorts, Oishi’s second work about his experiences in an Arizona internment camp during the Second World War. In this Q&A with Bloom, Oishi talks about his writing process, psychic concepts, and the editorial process, with mention of Kaya […]


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