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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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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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On May 1, 2018, Kaya Press will be rolling out our second book by Sesshu Foster, City of the Future! About City of the Future: Twenty-one years after Kaya Press first published Sesshu Foster’s City Terrace Field Manual, a powerful collection of prose poems that map the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Foster’s childhood, comes a new collection […]

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On November 3, 2017, the Friday of homecoming weekend at USC, Kaya Press hosted its annual Visions and Voices event with Kaya authors Anelise Chen and Q.M. Zhang in conversation with Los Angeles–based writers Tisa Bryant and Chris Kraus around the topic of hybrid fiction. To usher in the discussion, each writer first read from […]

 
 
 
 

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