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“Writing science fiction in a third world country can sometimes feel like a spectator’s game,” Sang Joon Park, the translator and co-editor of Readymade Bodhisattva, shared with the audience at the Readymade Bodhisattva launch event on February 20th. It was a full house at the Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall black box theater at the University […]

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A Letter from the Kaya Press Publisher Can you believe that in 2019, Kaya Press will celebrate twenty-five years of existence? That’s twenty-five years of publishing Asian diasporic literature. We want to kick off Kaya’s silver anniversary year with an annual drive campaign with a goal of $10,000.00 by Dec. 31st. I’ve worked with Kaya […]

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Literaoke in NY: Performers Drop the Mic! It was Literaoke in NY, September 13, 2018! Ed Lin performed “If You’ll Be a Baby to Me” by Hank Williams, Samatha Thornhill performed “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” by En vogue, Sam Chanse performed “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2, Charles Rice-Gonzalez performed “Jenny From the Block” by […]

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On September 7, 2018, at Doheney Library University of Southern California, Kaya Press held a symposium entitled “Migrant Voices Between Korea and China: Politics, Literature and Translation in Kim San’s Song or Arirang and Cheon Unyeong’s Farewell, Circus”. The symposium is an inaugural pre-launched event of The Magpie Series, at which Kaya Press collaborated with Department of […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz