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A Message from Kaya Board President Juliana Koo: Over my 20 years of association with Kaya Press, as current Board president and past Managing Editor, I’ve always assessed whether its core mission remains relevant. In 1994, an Asian American perspective in publishing was sorely needed—commercial houses were putting out a single-note, exoticized idea of an […]

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On March 7, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Anelise Chen’s debut novel So Many Olympic Exertions is now available widely, and there are going to be a slew of awesome events where you can see her read and discuss her work this late-summer and through the Fall. Be sure to make it out to one of these, and stay tuned for more events! […]

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We’re excited to announce that Anelise Chen’s debut novel, So Many Olympic Exertions, is available now, and will be launched widely on August 22, 2017. Blending elements of self-help, memoir, and sports writing, So Many Olympic Exertions is an experimental novel that perhaps most resembles what the ancient Greeks called hyponemeta, or “notes to the self” in the form of observations, […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz