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Ed Lin reading from Ghost Month
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It was roughly two hours after sundown on a Saturday when authors Ed Lin, Steph Cha, and Naomi Hirahara gathered in a studio apartment on a quiet street in the Los Angeles Arts District. The event—Night Market Noir—was hosted by OCA-GLA & TAP-LA, and presented by Kaya Press & Writ Large Press. All three authors […]

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Two weeks ago, Koon Woon read at The Emerald Tablet in San Francisco, as part of their performance series “Under the Influence”. Thanks to the video below, you can hear him read Donald Justice’s “Incident in a Rose Garden (2),” in addition to Woon’s own award-winning poetry in Water Chasing Water.

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Hawa Allan has reviewed Amarnath Ravva’s novel AMERICAN CANYON over at The Tricycle Foundation. Below is an excerpt of her review. You can read the complete review here. “Ravva eschews the hackneyed narrative device of the hyphenated American suspended between two worlds, lonely, liminal, and lost. Instead, he employs precise descriptions of what he sees and hears, devoid of any […]

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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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