Contributors’ Notes: Winter/Spring 2011

Contributors’ Notes Rick Barot has published two books of poems with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002) and Want (2008), which received the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.   He lives in Tacoma, Washington, and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University and in the Program for Writers [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Chang-Rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee Interviewed by Maud Casey Chang-rae Lee’s first novel, Native Speaker, was published in 1995 when he was twenty-nine years old.   A fierce portrait of a heartbroken man who is the son of Korean immigrants, Native Speaker makes use of the conventions of political thrillers and then transcends the genre through its inimitable [Continue Reading…]

Forum: What does the 2010 Census tell us about representation and identity?

Forum According to the 2000 census, the first to include the option of checking multiple race boxes, nearly seven million Americans identify as multiracial. One in six babies born in Seattle, Sacramento, and San Antonio is multiracial. Now the 2010 census is here. One imagines the census-taker, going steadily from door to door, perhaps surprised [Continue Reading…]

Winter/Spring 2011: Counting Citizens

Select pieces from each issue are available for registered users. Members can access AALR’s full archive. Table of Contents Video Short Kip Fulbeck The Making of Mixed Forum Jeffrey Yang, C. Dale Young, & Srikanth Reddy Poetry Ray Hsu  Dear Sir or Madam  Boots First  Rights Mix #26  Haiti (an earthquake) On the History of [Continue Reading…]