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On September 7, 2018, at Doheney Library University of Southern California, Kaya Press held a symposium entitled “Migrant Voices Between Korea and China: Politics, Literature and Translation in Kim San’s Song or Arirang and Cheon Unyeong’s Farewell, Circus”. The symposium is an inaugural pre-launched event of The Magpie Series, at which Kaya Press collaborated with Department of […]

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Have the champagne ready! Lisa Chen, the author of Mouth (2007), wins the Ronna Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award 2018. Sharing the recognition with five talented and inspiring women authors, the award recognizes Chen as an exceptional emerging writer. “Our award winners this year are an exciting and talented group of emergent women writers. Their writing is […]

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We are incredibly pleased to announce that Kaya Press will be partnering with the amazing Denniston Hill arts organization to be offering one month-long residency to a deserving artist/writer each summer starting this August. Situated on a 200-acre campus in the Southern Catskills, Denniston-Hill was established on the conviction that it is imperative for artists […]

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Introducing THROUGHLINES, a newsletter resource for scholars faced with assembling syllabi for Asian American Literature classes only to find themselves reaching for outdated texts, as well as Asian American writers seeking to connect with scholars and university students widely. It is intended to be a conduit for lively and vigorous connections across these fields that […]

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Sesshu Foster’s much-anticipated new poetry collection, City of the Future, will be officially released by Kaya Press on May 1, 2018, but available for pre-order now. Foster will be making many appearances this Spring in support of the book in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and San Diego. Stay tuned for more events! Sesshu […]

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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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— Junot Díaz