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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 […]

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The L.A. Times Festival of Books was a lively and busy weekend. During both days of the festival, Kaya Press tabled at the Smoking Hot Indie Lounge with Gold Line Press, a small publishing press run by USC Creative Writing PhD students and alumni. As both presses sold their books, families with their children came […]

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Co-organized with our wonderful friends Kundiman, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, The Asian American Literary Review, and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Literaoke was an epic closure of AWP19! The venue, Chopsticks Karaoke Bar, was packed with about 200 people! Some people could not even find seats, but it did not stop them from having fun. Featured lineups read their original […]

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I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara had its pre-launch event in New York back in 2018, but last month we’ve had the pleasure to welcome Rajiv Mohabir, award-winning poet and the translator of I Even Regret Night, to Los Angeles for the launch party. We began on Saturday March 9th with a reading and celebration of I Even Regret […]

 
 
 
 

“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