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Book of the Other

In November of 2021, we released book of the other: small in comparison by Truong Tran—a provocative collection of poems, essays, and antipoems that resists the luxury of metaphor to write about Tran’s experience of being shut out, shut down and othered as a queer, working-class teacher, immigrant and refugee. book of the other is a powerful rebuttal to the idea that anti-Asian racism is a victimless crime, even under the guise of institutions and academia. As one of NPR’s Best Books of 2021 and recipient of praise from the San Francisco Chronicle, PEN America, Poets & Writers, and more, book of the other is bringing important discussions on race and privilege to readers everywhere, and we hope it can find a place in your classrooms this Spring as well.

We have a rich collection of resources to help you explore book of the other as a teaching tool, including interviews with Truong Tran and recorded events, where you can see Truong in conversation with other poets. We are proud to offer a full teaching guide for book of the other! You can find an excerpt from this guide below. Truong is also booking for 2022 if you would like to see him at your school. If you would like a desk copy of book of the other or have any more teaching resources you would like to see, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at neela@kaya.com.

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