“What Do You Do With Love?” A Dual Interview Between Timothy Liu & Joe Hall

We first met as panelists for a session on the love poem at the 2013 AWP conference. The idea to do an interview sprung from our subsequent correspondence. What you’ll read below began online in April and May, continued in person at a table by a window at Café Orlin on St. Mark’s Place, and [Continue Reading…]

Summer 2014: Cityscape

Subscription or Single Issue Purchase 2014 AALR subscription, US $32.00 USD2014 AALR subscription, Canada $33.50 USD2014 AALR subscription, International $52.00 USDAALR vol. 5 issue 1, US $18.00 USDAALR vol. 5 issue 1, Canada $19.50 USDAALR vol. 5 issue 1, International $28.00 USD Table of Contents Forum Chee Malabar, Oliver Wang, Alexandrina Agloro & Sojin Kim [Continue Reading…]

Ambiguously Brown: Interviews & Songs

Fuck, “I like Wu-Tang?” How‘m I supposed to break that shit down? Which side of the Dave Chapelle racial draft am I on? Perpetual question for someone like me who’s mixed or as I like to put it “ambiguously brown.” * My son Nikko Sencer-Mura and I examine the mixed race identities of four artists—including [Continue Reading…]

Special Issue on Mixed Race

Covers by Ricardo Yamamoto, Simrat Kang AALR’s special issue on mixed race, coming in Fall 2013, is not simply a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that of provocateur–inspiring new conversations and cross-pollinations, pushing into new corners. All contributions to the issue are [Continue Reading…]

Local/Express: Asian American Arts and Community in 90s NYC

Local/Express: Asian American Arts and Community in 90s NYC “Everywhere you turned something was going up…a new project…a new organization. Movement was everywhere,” says Curtis Chin, founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, of New York City in the ‘90s. Suddenly Asian Americans could do things in the arts; suddenly they could raise flags as [Continue Reading…]

Fall/Winter 2012: Portraiture

Download a Sampler of the Issue | Order Table of Contents Poetry Chris Santiago Tula Janine Joseph Exchanging Vows Louisa A. Igloria Huevos de Amor Collision Shayok Misha Chowdhury Kali Wakes in the Crematorium Hiromi Itō from Wild Grass on the Riverbank. translated by Jeffrey Angles Mia Ayumi Malhotra Crossing [This kind of morning] This [Continue Reading…]

Call for Proposals: Special AALR Issue on Mixed Race:

Thanks to political organizing, scholarship, and the arts, not to mention media coverage, mixed race has become hyper-visible. So what’s next? AALR’s special issue on mixed race, due out in Fall 2013, won’t simply be a reexamination of race or a survey of mixed voices, important as both are. We envision our role as that [Continue Reading…]

Forum: On Teaching Asian American Literature Outside the U.S.

In late April of 2012 I attended the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Conference in San Jose, California, catching a number of lively panels and serving on a roundtable on poet Shailja Patel’s  Migritude. Sadly I had to take an early flight home and missed a panel of particular interest, entitled “Teaching Asian [Continue Reading…]