Interview: Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco Interviewed by Brian Ascalon Roley Miguel Syjuco’s novel Ilustrado won the MAN Asian Prize before it was even published and was eventually released in the U.S. to wide press coverage and acclaim.   In the interviews that followed in the wake of the novel’s publication, Syjuco’s dapper appearance and privileged background were often [Continue Reading…]

Forum: Generations of Asian American Writers

Forum The notion of an “Asian American” literature emerged at the end of the 1960s and the start of the 1970s, when members of a generation just reaching their adulthood began to connect their commitment to left politics with creative expression.   A few short decades later, we find ourselves witnessing a flowering of literature [Continue Reading…]

Prose: An Email to Monique Truong from The New York Times

From: ——————- <———> Date: February 22, 2005 11:59:02 PM GMT+01:00 To: —— Subject: an op-ed Dear Ms. Truong, This might be a long shot, but our eye was caught by an A.P. story out of Hawaii yesterday (that I’m attaching below) that we wondered might provide a good Op-Ed topic for you. We all still [Continue Reading…]

Book Review: Tao Lin’s Richard Yates, Shoplifting at American Apparel, and Bed

By Vaman Tyrone X Richard Yates.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2010.   208 pp. Shoplifting from American Apparel.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2009.   112 pp. Bed.   Tao Lin.   New York: Melville House, 2007.   278 pp. David Foster Wallace concluded “E Unabus Pluram” with [Continue Reading…]

AALR Releases New Spring 2012 Issue on “Generations”

“Are there any continuities,” wonders scholar Min Hyoung Song, “between the earlier generation of writers which first raised the banner of an Asian American literature and a later generation of writers which inherited it?” This is the question AALR’s Spring 2012 issue on “Generations” poses to 29 writers, poets, playwrights, spoken word performers, scholars, and publishers of various generations, regions, and ethnic and artistic communities.