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We’re excited to announce that Anelise Chen’s debut novel, So Many Olympic Exertions, will be released 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, reminders, and self-exhortations. […]

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Last week, we published Accomplice to Memory, a brand new experimental memoir from author Q.M. Zhang. Check out this interview between Zhang and Kaya Press in which the writer discusses the book’s structure, her writing process, her relationship with her father and her heritage, and much more. Kaya Press: Accomplice to Memory defies genre—it is […]

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On Friday, March 24th, we at Kaya Press hosted our annual Visions and Voices event, this year with a theme of Anarchy in Asian America: Sex, Punk and Transgressive Cinema! The evening started off with a spectacular panel featuring the likes of directors Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, and Jon Moritsugu, as well as producer Marcus […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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