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Love Each Other, Banish Fear   Dear Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are supported, and are able to cultivate laughter and a sense of ease during this challenging and precarious season. In order to reduce the chances of transmission of COVID-19, Kaya Press’ small team of staff and interns began working from […]

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What does it take to make a book? Inspiration, yes, hard work, yes, and of course a lot of elbow grease. But the key element is people. People to write, people to read, and people to make those books possible. Reading might be a solitary pursuit, but what it takes to put that book out […]

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As Kaya Press wraps up a landmark 25th year of existence, we have been given an amazing opportunity to raise $25,000. Please help us do so by December 31st, 2019! You might already know about Facebook’s 1:1 match on Giving Tuesday — for every dollar we raise through Facebook on December 3rd starting at 8 […]

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FIRECRACKER AWARDS are awarded to the best self and independently published books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and the best literary magazines in the categories of debut and general excellence. The winners were announced at CLMP annual awards ceremony, held this year on June 5 at Poets House in New York City. What the judges say about City of the […]

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We are incredibly pleased to announce that Kaya Press will be continuing its partnership with the Denniston Hill arts organization to offer a one-month long residency to another deserving artist/writer this summer. For the partnership’s first year last August, the resident was the conceptual artist, writer, educator, and cook Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik.  This year, we […]

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We are glad to announce that Kaya’s classic publications of East Goes West by Younghill Kang and The Hanging on Union Square by H.T. Tsiang have now been republished as Penguin Classics! The republishing of these titles during Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, along with America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan and No-No Boy by John Okada, follows the tremendous positive […]

 
 
 
 

“The most consistent intelligent wide-ranging committed press I know – Kaya is an example of how to turn ‘small’ books into literary arrows that shoot straight and true into the heart of our culture and (of course) ourselves.”

— Junot Díaz