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Welcome back to THROUGHLINES, Kaya Press’s newsletter that bridges the gap between contemporary Asian Pacific literature and Asian American Studies. As we wrap up our summer of reading, we’re excited to FALL into a new season of API literature & culture! In our fifth issue, Gregory Toy shares his syllabus on reimagining Asian America in […]

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An Excerpt from our Teaching Guide for book of the other ​​Theme: Institutional Racism Truong Tran explores the effects of institutional racism as a professor of Creative Writing in higher education, along with documenting the hierarchies implicit in the position of an “adjunct” faculty member. As the son of Vietnamese refugees, Tran has a unique take […]

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Book of the Other In November of 2021, we released book of the other: small in comparison by Truong Tran—a provocative collection of poems, essays, and antipoems that resists the luxury of metaphor to write about Tran’s experience of being shut out, shut down and othered as a queer, working-class teacher, immigrant and refugee. book of the other is […]

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Hello from Kaya Press! Happiest Lunar New Year and Year of the Tiger! We are writing to let you know about Kaya’s relaunch of Throughlines, originally conceived of as a newsletter about educational resources and content related to Kaya titles and Asian diasporic literature more broadly. Throughlines emerged from our desire to connect the Asian Pacific American […]

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Syllabus: On Teaching Asian American Literature Piyali Bhattacharya, Vanderbilt University In putting together a syllabus called, “Contemporary Asian America through Novels, Film, and Television,” I cannot divorce the reading list from who I am—which is to say that I cannot think about teaching without acknowledging my space as a woman of color in a university […]

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Interview with For this series of interviews, THROUGHLINES will be interviewing artists, writers, and editors to interrogate the relationship between cultural production and the production of race and power. YAP is a small art press based in New York City, started by Larissa Pham, Clare Mao, Jaime Chu, and Jeesoo Lee. On the eve of their […]