Interview: Kay Ulanday Barrett by Laura Kina

On November 16, 2016, I talked with poet Kay Ulanday Barrett about their book When the Chant Comes: Poems 2003-2016 (Topside Press, 2016). Kay or K. aka @brownroundboi self-identifies as navigating the world as a “disabled pin@yamerikan transgender queer.” Conducted just days after the 2016 Presidential election and in the wake of the summer 2016 Pulse [Continue Reading…]

Fall/Winter 2017: Stateless

Table of Contents for Stateless Volume 8, Issue 2: Fall/Winter 2017   Issues and Subscriptions Single issue AALR v8i2, print $22.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print $36.00 USDSingle issue AALR v8i2, print, Canada $37.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print, Canada $66.00 USDSingle issue AALR v8i2, print, int’l $42.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print, int’l $76.00 [Continue Reading…]

Open In Emergency Student Price – Tarot Deck Only ($18)

  A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health Issues and Subscriptions Open in Emergency (Tarot Deck Only) $18.00 USD Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health is AALR’s most ambitious project yet, and we’re so grateful for the support from the community: so many supported our Kickstarter campaign last summer to raise funds [Continue Reading…]

NORTH/SOUTH: Literary Atlas of Asians in the Americas, Excepting the U.S.

Table of Contents for NORTH/SOUTH: Literary Atlas of Asians in the Americas, Excepting the U.S.   Issues and Subscriptions Single issue AALR v812, print $22.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print $36.00 USDSingle issue AALR v812, print, Canada $37.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print, Canada $66.00 USDSingle issue AALR v812, print, int’l $42.00 USD1-year AALR v8 [Continue Reading…]

Open In Emergency Student Price ($25)

  A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health Issues and Subscriptions Open in Emergency (includes Tarot deck) $25.00 USD Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health is AALR’s most ambitious project yet, and we’re so grateful for the support from the community: so many supported our Kickstarter campaign last summer to raise funds [Continue Reading…]

Open in Emergency: The Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression

  One of 6 pieces in Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, the “Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression” is a reworking of official PPD info-literature, a work of redaction, erasure, and annotation by four Asian American PPD survivors. If official pamphlets are well meaning, limited, and sterile, this pamphlet centers [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Naomi Hirahara and Ed Lin by Jinny Huh and Betsy Huang

October 2016 When Earl Derr Biggers created the first Asian American literary detective, Charlie Chan, in the 1920s, he did so in contrast to the Yellow Peril depictions of Asians and Asian Americans that dominated American media at the time. Biggers’s creation resulted in the emergence of an “amiable” Chinese American detective hero whose legendary [Continue Reading…]

African American Writers on China: A Dialogue – Afaa Michael Weaver, Kyle Dargan, Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III), Aaliyah Bilal & Lily Wong

  After my initial travels throughout eastern China in 2010, the writer and curator Fred Joiner made me aware of Hoke Glover’s (Bro. Yao’s) plans to travel there as well. We even began to bat around the idea of doing some kind of public event to share our ideas and writing on travelling to China, [Continue Reading…]

A Review of Xu Xi’s “That Man in Our Lives,” by Jennifer Lee

Xu Xi, raised in Hong Kong but long occupying the “flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong, and the South Island of New Zealand,” might be called a writer of the diaspora. But diasporic stories often move from origin to destination, periphery to center. This novel, however, has no center, no periphery; its origins are [Continue Reading…]