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Nicholas Wong and his book Crevasse have been featured on The Conversant! Fellow poet Brandon Som and Nic had an insightful conversation about body politics, erasure, and the importance of writing in a “literary vacuum.” I cannot write about the black body or the trans body, as my body has only been informed and disturbed in certain ways. I am a […]

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Not too long ago we brought you Self/Split: Performance and Poetry from Asian Diasporas, where four renowned Asian diasporic artists blew everyone away! We had D’Lo, queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian, whose work D’FunQT is one of our forthcoming books! We had Chiwan Choi, dubbed the “Jay-Z of poetry” by L.A. Weekly, read from his book Abductions. Described as a […]

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Last week our Managing Editor Neela Banerjee volunteered at the Pitchess Detention Center for SEED LOVE, an arts and healing pop-up held by Dignity and Power Now at L.A. County Jails. Neela brought the Kaya typewriters and engaged visitors in book-making and letter-writing. Visitors typed letters to their families and decorated books and letters with quotes from Writers of […]

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Thad Rutkowski will be one of the performers at our fundraiser in NYC on June 11. Novelist and poet published by yours truly (ROUGHHOUSE), we’re looking forward to hearing his work again at our event! We asked him what he thought about Kaya, and he reflected on how far we’ve come–from NY to LA: “In […]

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Our fundraising event in NYC on June 11 will be emceed by the incomparable Ed Lin. Among his many enviable qualities, he is a hilarious host, so the night is sure to be an unforgettable one. When we asked him what he thought about Kaya Press, this is what he had to say: “‘Kaya!’ is […]

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Come to our fundraiser in NYC on June 11 and enjoy a performance from Kaya’s theater artist and playwright SAM CHANSE, author of LYDIA’S FUNERAL VIDEO. Sam’s humor is definitely going to be a fun highlight of the event! Here’s what she has to say about us: “Kaya is a Mighty & Beneficent Force for sharing […]

 
 
 
 

“The most consistent intelligent wide-ranging committed press I know – Kaya is an example of how to turn ‘small’ books into literary arrows that shoot straight and true into the heart of our culture and (of course) ourselves.”

— Junot Díaz