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We know that our power at Kaya Press comes from bringing together individuals and their stories. Kaya’s 28 years of publishing cutting-edge books is a testament not only to the power of our authors, but also that of all of our collaborators, especially our readers and supporters. Over the next month, we’ll be highlighting and […]

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We had such an amazing time launching Jenny Liou’s Muscle Memory in New York City last month, that we figured why not go even bigger in Southern California — Kaya’s home base, and where Liou first got into MMA and got her MFA in Poetry. We’re so excited to have this set of events! We really hope […]

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We’re so excited to return to New York this month as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival and for a slew of other events! Come to our readings to meet new author Jenny Liou, and grab a copy of Muscle Memory — our latest title; and stop by the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday October […]

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We’re so excited to invite you along on a book tour for Muscle Memory, a debut poetry collection by Jenny Liou — events will be both in-person and virtual! Check back here for new events. Friday September 30th | 6 – 8 pm EST | Brooklyn, NY | In-Person Muscle Memory: Asian American Women on […]

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This spring, Kaya Press Managing Editor Neelanjana Banerjee taught Asian American Publishing with Kaya Press in the UCLA Asian American Studies Department. Over the course of the quarter, students learned the ins and outs of publishing through Kaya Press, exploring the various challenges and successes within the industry — with an independent press and Asian […]

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Did you know that Kaya’s smoking tiger logo comes from a traditional Korean phrase used at the beginning of folk tales: “When tigers used to smoke…,”  similar to “Once upon a time.” Along with this history, our smoking tiger has also been a fun way to visually represent our fierce and singular take on publishing […]