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Sejal Shah of the Kenyon Review Online provides a personal look into Amarnath Ravva’s memoir. He discusses the prominence of rituals in the book as well as its illustration of the passage of time. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to read AMERICAN CANYON (or if you have and would like to recall its profound […]

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The Nervous Breakdown featured a self-interview with Sam Chanse, author of LYDIA’S FUNERAL VIDEO, in which she explores her resistance to social media, differentiates solo play and one-woman show, talks anxiety, and more. If you haven’t read her book yet, get to it! You can get a head start by reading an excerpt on the Nervous Breakdown […]

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This evening at LA MONOGATARI MATSURI, Gene Oishi will read from his debut novel Fox Drum Bebop, which focuses on how internment shaped one man’s entire life.  To get you excited for his Los Angeles appearance, we want to share two interviews  he did earlier in the year. The first is a must-hear interview with WYPR Radio and the second is […]

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Nicholas Wong and his book Crevasse have been featured on The Conversant! Fellow poet Brandon Som and Nic had an insightful conversation about body politics, erasure, and the importance of writing in a “literary vacuum.” I cannot write about the black body or the trans body, as my body has only been informed and disturbed in certain ways. I am a […]

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Not too long ago we brought you Self/Split: Performance and Poetry from Asian Diasporas, where four renowned Asian diasporic artists blew everyone away! We had D’Lo, queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian, whose work D’FunQT is one of our forthcoming books! We had Chiwan Choi, dubbed the “Jay-Z of poetry” by L.A. Weekly, read from his book Abductions. Described as a […]

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Last week our Managing Editor Neela Banerjee volunteered at the Pitchess Detention Center for SEED LOVE, an arts and healing pop-up held by Dignity and Power Now at L.A. County Jails. Neela brought the Kaya typewriters and engaged visitors in book-making and letter-writing. Visitors typed letters to their families and decorated books and letters with quotes from Writers of […]

 
 
 
 

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