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Visions & Voices: Readymade Bodhisattvas, South Korean Sci-Fi and Transnational Technocultures

The Magpie Series opens new horizons in Korean literature in English translation by introducing exciting new literary voices from Korea, past and present. The series includes literary fiction and compelling works from the world of South Korean science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Magpie’s catalogue will be a reflexive picture of Korea and the breakneck speed […]


I Even Regret Night: Verses from Indenture

Monday, October 29, 6:30 PM– 8:30 PM Free King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU/ www.kjcc.org 53 Washington Sq S, New York, New York 10012 Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian American Digital Archive, Rajkumari Cultural Center, Jahajee Sisters, and Guyana Modern.com. […]



Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:00pm Asian American Writers’ Workshop 112 W 27th St Ste 600 NY, NY 10001   LITERAOKE finally comes to NYC, after unforgettable shows across the country! Come see performers sing their hearts out to their favorite karaoke bangers and then read from their work. Come sing a-long with these amazing writers. […]


Kaya at Smithsonian APA Literature Festival

Kaya Press is excited to be one of the partners bringing you the inaugural Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Literature Festival held in Washington DC at the Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, Library of Congress and the Dupont Underground from July 27 – 29, 2017. Check out the full schedule of events here. Kaya Press will be […]


author news

Sesshu Foster
Sesshu Foster’s CITY OF THE FUTURE is named as a Times Literary Supplement “Book of the Year 2018”

There are so many accolades to celebrate that the Tiger is running out of confetti poppers! Chris Kraus named Sesshu Foster’s CITY OF THE FUTURE as one of the “Books of the Year 2018” in The Times Literary Supplement.  Congratulations, Sesshu!  

Q.M. Zhang
Praise for QM Zhang’s Accomplice to Memory in The Massachusetts Reviews

A very thoughtful note on the textual hybridity in QM Zhang’s memoir ACCOMPLICE TO MEMORY by David DeGusta in The Massachusetts Review: “The term ‘hybrid’ is applied mostly to memoirs with more than the usual amount of invention, or to novels with less. Here, though, is a book that realizes the true potential of a […]

Sesshu Foster
Kaya at 2018 SoCal Poetry Fest!

The SoCalPoFest is an annual poetry festival that relocates each year to a different Southern California community. Dedicated to preserving the diversity of voices within SoCal communities, this diversity extends across cultural lines and lines related to schools of poetic thought. Kaya Press is excited to support this event by participating in the SoCal Literary […]


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- Junot Díaz