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kaya events

03/24

EVENT: Anarchy in Asian America: Sex, Punk, and Transgressive Cinema

In a scintillating and titillating panel discussion interwoven with film clips, Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, Marcus Hu, and Jon Moritsugu—the “bad boys” of Asian American cinema— will explore identity politics, changing attitudes toward technology, indie cinema, and more. Then we’ll celebrate the underground music that served as inspiration for the filmmakers at a raucous after-party featuring a […]

02/05

Surrealist Sunday featuring Sho Sugita, Amarnath Ravva and Muriel Leung

Join us for the LA launch of Spiral Staircase, the collected poems of Hirato Renkichi, just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. Translator Sho Sugita will read from the first definitive volume in English of the work of this pioneer of the Japanese avant-garde, along with LA-based authors Amarnath Ravva (American Canyon, Kaya Press) and Muriel Leung […]

02/08

#Lit-in-Color Write-a-Thon at #AWP17: Writing the Resistance

Join us on Wednesday February 8th in Washington D.C. & write *your* resistance at the second annual #Lit-in-Color Write-a-Thon! Kaya Press and The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective invite you to come and spend a day (or a few hours or even just 30 minutes) with an amazing group of Writers of Color who will be […]

10/20

Revolutionary Oddball: A Celebration of Writer H. T. Tsiang

On Thursday, October 20th, we will be celebrating And China Has Hands, a novel by political activist, life-long eccentric, and agitprop author H.T. Tsiang. Tsiang’s mostly self-published experimental novels and poetry, published in the 1920s and 1930s, are a testament to his singular unwillingness to compromise his vision or his politics in order to fit within the […]

 

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Floyd Cheung
The Margins features And China Has Hands Editor Floyd Cheung’s Afterword

The Margins features legendary agitprop author H.T. Tsiang–Kaya recently released his And China Has Hands–and his continual relevance in the face of today’s divisive political climate. Cheung describes H.T. Tsiang’s And China Has Hands as a “Marxist, feminist, pro-immigrant satire of the American Dream”, and in our current times this sounds like the epitome of radical […]

Amarnath Ravva
Surrealist Sunday featuring Sho Sugita, Amarnath Ravva and Muriel Leung

Join us for the LA launch of Spiral Staircase, the collected poems of Hirato Renkichi, just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. Translator Sho Sugita will read from the first definitive volume in English of the work of this pioneer of the Japanese avant-garde, along with LA-based authors Amarnath Ravva (American Canyon, Kaya Press) and Muriel Leung […]

H. T. Tsiang
Official Release of And China Has Hands!

All of us here at Kaya are ecstatic to announce the official publication of our reprinting of H.T. Tsiang’s 1937 novel And China Has Hands! We’ve been so excited about this book. On 10/19, we celebrated the life and work of H.T. Tsiang at our USC event, Radical Failure as Revolutionary Agitprop. There, we heard from Floyd Cheung, the scholar and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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