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The Poet’s Education

By Jenny Boully | April 23, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

That was the first time I knew that there must have been others out there, just like me, who were sad and lonely and just wanted some kind of beauty in their lives and maybe for a boy to love them.

Ten Enduring Statements from Lost or Forgotten Films

By John Yau | April 17, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

We wonder if this is what heaven is like—an old movie theater with thick velvet curtains that part, as the lights dim and the naked cherubs peering down from the blue and gold ceiling vanish, like comets.

Another Portrait of Dad

By Sesshu Foster | March 28, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I saw him before he saw me, staring off at a distant point. When he fixed on my face as I crossed the yellow lawn, he recognized me and grinned.

Ants Among Elephants

By Sujatha Gidla | March 8, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Satyam was all alone in a strange town with no one to ask for help. His family had made a mistake. They had been greedy. They wanted too much for their own good.

Witness

By Krystal A. Sital | February 22, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

She felt her frozen image splitting, cracking a webbed pattern over her. She fell like shards of ice and glass sprinkling, twinkling, and shattering like diamond rain upon her mother.

Where We Live Now Was Once Mourned

By Chang-rae Lee | February 13, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An excerpt from Chang-rae Lee’s On Such A Full Sea

What Kind of New World Would This Be?

By Gaiutra Bahadur | November 11, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An excerpt from Coolie Woman, Gaiutra Bahadur’s new book about hidden histories of indentured labor migration

Sea Time | from The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

By Hanya Yanagihara | October 16, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“It had always been that one of Norton’s fondest dreams—the dream, I think, of many brilliant and overextended men—was that one month, or one year, he’d find himself in a warm place with absolutely no commitments.”

The City of Devi: Jaz

By Manil Suri | June 19, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A man in search of his ex-lover looks back on his coming of age—from Manil Suri’s pre-apocalyptic novel set in Mumbai

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