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Black Lives Matter. Some truths are so self-evident that having to say them at all seems both inadequate and an indictment. Black lives—Black artists, thinkers, musicians, activists, struggles, and history—pried open the sense of possibility that gave birth to Kaya Press. Without the ideas, example, and radical acts of imagination gifted to us by Black […]

03/27

03/27

Hello lovely people! The tiger is excited to announce that Kaya Press will be sharing Booth #6000 with Asian American Writers’ Workshop, The Asian American Literary Review Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and World Stage Press–all are organizations or publishing houses dedicated to writers of color. Here’s what’s going on at the Booth: AUTHOR SIGNINGS / EVENTS AT BOOTH […]

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On Friday, March 24th, we at Kaya Press hosted our annual Visions and Voices event, this year with a theme of Anarchy in Asian America: Sex, Punk and Transgressive Cinema! The evening started off with a spectacular panel featuring the likes of directors Gregg Araki, Roddy Bogawa, and Jon Moritsugu, as well as producer Marcus […]

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We would like to congratulate Hari Alluri on the official publication of his brand new poetry collection, The Flayed City! In The Flayed City, Alluri gives an intimate look into the lives of city dwellers and immigrants, imagining the souls that reside in “broom-filled nights,” “skyscrapers for buoys,” and under an “aluminum rising sun.” The charged poems […]

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Kaya Press could not be more thrilled to announce the official publication of Kazim Ali’s innovative new novel, The Secret Room! In Ali’s wildly inventive book, written as musical score for a string quartet, the author asks: How does one create a life of meaning in the face of loneliness and alienation from one’s own family, culture, […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz