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On Sunday, the 26th of October, 2014, renowned artist and writer Akasegawa Genpei (赤瀬川 原平) passed away in a hospital in Tokyo. Akasegawa was the author of Hyperart: Thomasson, which Matt Fargo translated and Kaya Press published in 2010. Best known for his avant-garde art and involvement with Neo-Dadaism, he co-founded the Hi Red Center in 1963 […]

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We wish Koon Woon enormous congratulations on his American Book Award win for Water Chasing Water, which he accepted last night. Water Chasing Water is the second poetry collection we have published with Koon Woon, the first being The Truth in Rented Rooms. We could not be prouder of his accomplishments and recognition–of which he […]

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On Wednesday, October 15th at USC, Japanese authors and literature specialists came together to discuss the complexities of translation. The evening included two discussions. In “Baiting the Hook,” translators Michael Emmerich, Andrew Leong (translator of Lament in the Night), and Motoyuki Shibata discussed the tricky art of translating between Japanese and English. They explored the voices […]

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Kaya Press is proud to announce the publication of Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon — this stunning experimental memoir uses prose, video footage, and photography to document a series of spiritual pilgrimages, both in India and California. We’re especially excited as this marks the publication of our first full-color book — a must-have for your beautiful-book lovers […]

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We are ecstatic to announce that Kaya Press poet Koon Woon has been awarded a 35th annual American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for his collection Water Chasing Water. The American Book Award aims to recognize a set of books and people for outstanding literary achievement with a focus on multiculturalism and free expression. […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz