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EVENT—Visions and Voices presents I Love Dick: Five Women Writers on Hybrid Storytelling

I Love Dick, Chris Kraus’s auto-fiction about the obsessions of a writer named Chris Kraus, has influenced a generation of writers to experiment with blurring fact and fiction as a way to claim radical subjectivity. The book has now been adapted into an Amazon Prime series produced by Jill Soloway (Transparent). In a conversation about how […]


Kaya at Smithsonian APA Literature Festival

Kaya Press is excited to be one of the partners bringing you the inaugural Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Literature Festival held in Washington DC at the Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, Library of Congress and the Dupont Underground from July 27 – 29, 2017. Check out the full schedule of events here. Kaya Press will be […]


Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge & Pre-Party at the LA Times Festival of Books

Come hang out, make things, get hands-on publishing experience, and meet some amazing literary artists at our booth at the LA Times Festival Of Books! OTHER BOOKS/Seite Books will be curating an amazing selection of comics, zines, and literature, plus we’ll be featuring books from Kaya Press, Kundiman, and other LA indie presses. We’ll have publishing-and-bookmaking activities […]


Kazim Ali, Hari Alluri & Abeer Hoque @ Skylight Books!

Come join us for an evening at Skylight Books with authors from Kaya Press–Kazim Ali and Hari Alluri–with special guest Abeer Hoque! We are so excited to discuss and celebrate these authors’ new and upcoming books: The Secret Room, The Flayed City, and Olive Witch: a memoir. Kazim Ali’s books include five volumes of poetry, […]


author news

Sesshu Foster

In March 2018, Kaya Press will be rolling out our second book by Sesshu Foster, City of the Future! About City of the Future: Twenty-one years after Kaya Press first published Sesshu Foster’s City Terrace Field Manual, a powerful collection of prose poems that map the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Foster’s childhood, comes a new collection of […]

Anelise Chen

On November 3, 2017, the Friday of homecoming weekend at USC, Kaya Press hosted its annual Visions and Voices event with Kaya authors Anelise Chen and Q.M. Zhang in conversation with Los Angeles–based writers Tisa Bryant and Chris Kraus around the topic of hybrid fiction. To usher in the discussion, each writer first read from […]

Max Yeh
Interview with Max Yeh: Fabrications and Forgeries

In Max Yeh’s new novel, Stolen Oranges, a Chinese American historian discovers six anonymous documents in places ranging from the archives of Imperial China to a rare book shop in Mexico City. From these texts, written in Spanish and Chinese, he constructs a hitherto unknown correspondence between the Chinese Ming Emperor Wanli and Miguel Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. […]


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