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Kaya is excited to congratulate Nicholas Wong! Crevasse is a finalist for the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry. Finalists were chosen from a record 933 submissions (up from 818 last year) from 321 publishers. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on Monday evening, June 6, 2016 in New York City. The […]

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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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We recently interviewed Nicholas Wong, author of Crevasse, for our December issue of our newsletter. Check out his insights into the translation process, identifying as a “global poet,” what #LitinColor means in Hong Kong. What context—if any—would you give to readers before they delve into Crevasse? Especially for those who may not typically read poetry, how […]

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Last Wednesday we celebrated Nicholas Wong & his poetry collection Crevasse at Stories Books & Cafe! Although Nic was in Hong Kong, the celebration was still a success. Zoë Ruiz hosted a reading in which Los Angeles writers Lisa Locascio, Douglas Manuel, Siel Ju, and Brandon Som gave moving readings of their favorite poems from Crevasse. These writers also wowed the audience with their own fiction and […]

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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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