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The super groovy, multi-talented author talks with us about writing in different mediums, 70s pop-culture references, and disco love stories before the 20th Anniversary Re-release of his seminal novel, Rolling the R’s! Rolling the R’s is a coming-of-age story primarily about young people. Who were you reading when you were a young person? Judy Blume […]

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In celebration of Nic Wong‘s birthday (February 3rd), check out this beautiful review of Crevasse that appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of The Asian American Literary Review! “. . . Experimenting with a mixture of humor and pathos, the conceptual and the conversational, Wong circles solitude, the emotion perhaps best understood through invocations of absence. There is the impression a […]

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This past Monday, Sam Chanse launched her California mini tour for Lydia’s Funeral Video at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park! It was an intimate evening of music by Carry Hatchet–his first ever live performance–and the talented Lilly Flor del Valle. These were followed by a series of powerful readings from Jessie Bliss, including one […]

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Matt Huynh is an Australian-born New-York-based artist who illustrated Sam Chanse’s play Lydia’s Funeral Video. This week we got to interview him and ask about his creative processes and inspirations. Be sure to check out his artwork on his website and in Sam’s book! Lydia’s Funeral Video is such a unique and innovative book-form collaboration—how did you, Sam Chanse, and […]

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It’s December, and you know what that means. Hang up those stockings and pile those presents under the tree! (Psst, books of color are the best stocking stuffers.) Kaya Press wishes you a warm and happy holiday season! Props to our intern Richard An for making this festive GIF of our staff!

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz