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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 their ambivalent relationships to 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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


#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 […]


author news

Hari Alluri
The Flayed City is Here–Get Your Copy Now

We would like to congratulate Hari Alluri on the official publication of his brand new poetry collection, The Flayed City! In The Flayed City, Alluri gives an intimate look into the lives of city dwellers and immigrants, imagining the souls that reside in “broom-filled nights,” “skyscrapers for buoys,” and under an “aluminum rising sun.” The charged poems […]

Kazim Ali
Order Your Copy of The Secret Room Today

Kaya Press could not be more thrilled to announce the official publication of Kazim Ali’s innovative new novel, The Secret Room! In Ali’s wildly inventive book, written as musical score for a string quartet, the author asks: How does one create a life of meaning in the face of loneliness and alienation from one’s own family, culture, […]

Q.M. Zhang
Accomplice to Memory is Here–Get Your Copy Now

Kaya Press is so excited to announce the publication of Q.M. Zhang’s brand new hybrid, experimental memoir, Accomplice to Memory! In Accomplice to Memory, Zhang tries to piece together the fractured mystery of her father’s exodus from China to the U.S. during the two decades of civil and world war leading up to the 1949 revolution. But after a lifetime of […]


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- Junot Díaz