To Kip Fulbeck | Miles Tsue

“Hapa Doi” Dear Kip Fulbeck, I am a full-blooded American. I am a 19-year-old Asian American. I am also part Caucasian. My dad’s parents lived in southern China like most other Sacramento Chinese. My mother, though, is very Caucasian looking. My other Chinese classmates in high school used to look at me as if they [Continue Reading…]

Local/Express: Asian American Arts and Community in 90s NYC (Table of Contents)

Table of Contents | Order   1 Curtis Chin, Terry Hong, Ed Lin, R.A. Villanueva & Ocean Vuong Walking Tours of 90s NYC 3 Jeff Yang Foreword: The Torchbearers: How a Bunch of ‘90s Kids Reinvented New York, Asian America—and Themselves The Big Apple 9 Purvi Shah Synapse Maps After our Brooklyn apartment building is broken [Continue Reading…]

MusingWith: Contributors

MusingWith: Contributors MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Empathy (Station Hill Press), Nest (Kelsey Street Press), I Love Artists, New and Selected Poems (University of California Press), and most recently, Hello, the Roses (New Directions). She lives in New York City [Continue Reading…]

MusingWith: Poem & Responses

MusingWith: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Kandice Chuh, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Kimiko Hahn, Jennifer Hayashida, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Kyoo Lee, Russell C. Leong & Simon Leung Series guest-edited by Kyoo Lee Table of Contents Turquoise Shade, by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge ………………………………… 1 after and before, by Kandice Chuh ……………………………………………….. 2 A diagram: five shades of turquoise, by Patricia Ticineto Clough … 3 [Continue Reading…]

Outside the Box: Creating a Space for Mixed Race Identity – An Interview with Cat Thompson

by Cat Thompson, Tyrone Nagai, and Miles Tsue As part of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, psychologist Cat Thompson was interviewed by Tyrone Nagai about her experience of creating a weekly forum for bi/multiracial students, staff, and faculty at the University of California, San Diego. Miles Tsue performed the music.

Mixed Student Union: An Interview with Jasmine Williams

By Jasmine Williams and Tyrone Nagai As part of the digital resources of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, Jasmine Williams, chair of the Mixed Student Union at the University of California, San Diego, agreed to be interviewed by Tyrone Nagai.

Ordinary Guy (Afro-Filipino): An Interview with Joe Bataan

By Tyrone Nagai and Joe Bataan As part of Asian American Literary Review’s Mixed Race Initiative, Joe Bataan spoke to Tyrone Nagai about his life and career as the Afro-Filipino “King of Latin Soul” music. Video animation and editing were done by Anel Aguilar. Interview and research assistance was provided by Nelson Nagai. The songs [Continue Reading…]

Projects with Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Gazelle Samizay

Interview with Gazelle Samizay, conducted by Leila Nadir and Zohra Saed  Gazelle Samizay was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and now resides in Los Angeles. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited across the US and internationally, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Pakistan, U.A.E and the UK. In addition to her studio practice, she has [Continue Reading…]

Projects by Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Leila Nadir

Interviewed by Zohra Saed Leila Nadir is an Afghan-American artist, critic, scholar, memoirist, and co-founder of the art/theory ecoarttech collaborative, which recently completed a commission for the Whitney Museum of American Art. She earned her PhD in literature from Columbia University in 2009 and was Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. In [Continue Reading…]

Projects by Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Zohra Saed

[cincopa AgIAyS7nskCV] Interview with Zohra Saed, conducted by Leila Nadir. Leila Nadir: What was your childhood like growing up mixed race? What were the challenges and the blessings? Zohra Saed: “You ain’t nuthin but a skinny little chink” was scrawled in my 5th grade autograph book, which was something we got to have our friends [Continue Reading…]