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Sam Chanse was in New York one weekend last month for GHOST STORIES, a reading of short musicals inspired by Asian ghost stories and directed by BD Wong! The event was the inaugural project for Leviathan Lab‘s New Musicals Initiative. Chanse’s piece at Ghost Stories was LOBSTERS LIVE FOREVER, a collaboration with composer Bob Kelly. Check out […]

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Martin Wong highlighted Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON last week in the Imprint Culture Lab’s book club. Noting that the experimental memoir is Kaya’s first full-color publication, Wong comments on the completeness of the work–a sparse narrative complemented by images. He characterizes the memoir as equal parts observation, emotion, and exploration, and summarizes the writing as follows: […]

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Zoë Ruiz is the newest addition to Kaya’s staff as our Events and Publicity Associate! She will be tasked henceforth with publicizing our books, leading our social media endeavors–overseeing the USC student contributions–and helping to organize Kaya events for 2015. We are ecstatic to have her on our team and can’t wait to see her ideas come […]

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Gene Oishi and his novel Fox Drum Bebop have been doubly featured on the literary website Bloom! Fox Drum Bebop is a semi-autobiography of sorts, Oishi’s second work about his experiences in an Arizona internment camp during the Second World War. In this Q&A with Bloom, Oishi talks about his writing process, psychic concepts, and the editorial process, with mention of Kaya […]

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Have you gotten your hands on a copy of the newly launched FOX DRUM BEBOP? If not, you can start reading on the Baltimore Post-Examiner now! The excerpt begins as follows: “When Hiroshi got out of his car behind Baltimore’s Eastern District Police Station he saw a pitiful looking dog chained to a dumpster with […]

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Kaya poet Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut was recently featured on International Examiner in an interview with Bruce Fulton! In the Q&A Nicky discusses how her identity as a Korean adoptee has influenced her writing and how this manifests in her poetry collection Magnetic Refrain, which was published by Kaya Press last year. “Being in-between,” she says, “is what compels so […]

 
 
 
 

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