kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Join R. Zamora Linmark as he tours America in support of Kaya’s re-release of the modern classic Rolling the R’s.

Tour Dates 

March 28th, 7 PM at University of Southern California
Rolling the R’s: Literary Revolutions in the Asian Pacific Diaspora with Jessica Hagedorn and Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Rm 240, Los Angeles, CA

April 1st, 4:30 PM at Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Intersectionality Squared: Queer POC Theater Artists on Writing, Performing, and Publishing with Prince Gomolvilas, Luis Alfaro, D’Lo, and Alison de la Cruz
AWP 2016 Conference, L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Room 409 AB, Los Angeles, CA

April 1st, 9 PM at Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown
with Vidhu Aggarwal, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Sam Chanse, Leticia Hernandez, Ashaki M. Jackson, Janine Joseph, Teka Lark, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Ed Lin, R. Zamora Linmark, Kenji Liu, Rajiv Mohabir, Angela Peñarendondo, Wally Rudolph, Christopher Santiago, Chris Terry, Timothy Yu, & Javier Zamora
Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown, 1925 W Temple Street Suite 103, Los Angeles, CA 90026

April 5th, 6:30 PM at New York University Asian Pacific American Institute
Twenty Years of Rolling the R’s & The White Boy Shuffle with Paul Beatty
A/P/A Institute at NYU, NYU Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY

April 7th, 6:30 PM at Library of Congress
Asian American Literature Today
Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.

Praise for Rolling the R’s

Rolling the R’s is a downright funky, hothouse treat. With an ear for the poetry and music of pidgin language, Linmark’s poignant stories explore taboo sexuality and ethnic identity with refreshing candor and a sly wit. Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters

Growing up in L.A. sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between the Filipino and black kids. We were all named either Nikki or Daryl, and shared a shameless love of spam, hot dogs, basketball, fried rice, and ketchup. And this painfully smart, funny, and uplifting book continues to unify, because it is, like we all are, so damn different. When General MacArthur returned, all he did was get his goddamn pants wet, but whenever I return to Rolling the R’s, I end up wetting my own pants. What a wonderful book. Twenty years later… and I’m still laughing. — Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout

This book is a portrait in song of desire and restraint, sex and retribution. It is a debut by a Honolulu torch singer in print. It will make you hold your breath and give it away laughing. — Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night


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