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I Just Want to Write: An Interview with Wawa

By Tammy Lai-Ming Ho | April 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Hong Kong poet talks the Umbrella movement, being an outsider and an insider in Hong Kong, and how she translates the world.

Empty Altars

By Johanna Dong | April 9, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Văn An had neglected ritual, not realizing that this was a land now full of ghosts left too long unmoored. That there might be consequences for forgetting to fear.

Indigenous Species

By Khairani Barokka | March 30, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Hard to tell from your / Silence where you’re taking me. / But I’m guessing / It’s loin-deep in the place / Where they’re collapsing / Entire cosmologies into pulp and paper.

recollect

By Lawrence Ypil | March 27, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

How do I tell you that I have done this before? / How to build a diorama of what I am not.

Cethu

By Nabila Najwa | March 19, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I keep the butts of my clove cigarettes in a candy tin. I pound it shut, hide it away. So it stays a secret.

in the end we are humanlike (Blade Runner 2049)

By Nina Powles | March 9, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I am the last of them—a woman with her own dreams, not salvaged from the cloud-based data lake that I created.

Deep End

By Kaitlin Chan | March 9, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I remember exactly where I was when I found out Ren Hang killed himself.

Baby Doll

By Zhu Yue | February 12, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The doll stares at its owner, eyes sparkling with cruelty. It wakes the baby up, hands her the toy block. The baby, as though possessed, crams the toy in her mouth.

After Félix Resurrección Hidalgo’s Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho

By Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr. | February 6, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The usual / drama of chiaroscuro, / how it begins / in medias res for the sake / of the viewer.

Portraits of Mao

By Faye Yan Zhang | January 31, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

For some reason, all of Warhol’s portraits show Mao from an angle that reveals only one of the Chairman’s ears.

Filipino time

By Janelle Marie Salanga | January 23, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

but really every word sounds like the sun/ sweltering in the middle of Santacruzan

Literature as a Third Eye

By Hideo Furukawa | January 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Having two eyes prevents us from simplifying things, from seeing everything around us two-dimensionally. I guess you could say that seeing through two eyes is what makes us human.

Body, Reconfigurations, glass

By Teng Qian Xi | January 2, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The world held us / In glass circles

Sea Mothers

By Janet Hong | December 27, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

My child, we all become white-haired soon enough.

Nyima Tsering’s Tears

By Tsering Woeser | December 22, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This was the first time he had seen so many exiled Tibetans of his own flesh and blood in a foreign land. Though they were only a few feet away, it was as if they were separated by ranges of mountains.

which orientation with sea

By Nhã Thuyên | December 19, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

i have seen the line at the bottom of sky crack glimmers of clear light

A History-to-Come of Helmbrellas: Their Features and Fates

By Norman Erikson Pasaribu | December 13, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Think about it: if rain accumulating above someone / resumes descent, where does it fall?

Rainless Town – Monologue

By Li Zishu | December 6, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

From its very beginning this story is fated to be exposed by the light.

16 Writers on Their Favorite Translated Titles from Across Asia

By The Transpacific Literary Project | December 1, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In an increasingly divided world, translated literature brings us closer together. As the year draws to a close, we asked some of our favorite writers, editors, and translators for their recommendations.

Stories: To My Grandfather

By Zhu Zhu | November 28, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘These were / all the gold coins that he laid by in a life of poverty, / saved up in the vault of his mind’

Old Goats, New Villages

By ZH Liew | November 22, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Animals are strangely perceptive—in their instinct to survive, they find a home

Returning Home In My Own Way

By Park Wan-suh | November 17, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Nobody can stop things if they want to go back to their roots.

The Debt of Fish and Ant

By The Transpacific Literary Project | November 14, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

When the tide rises, it is easy for the fish to prey on the ant, but when it ebbs, the fish becomes the ant’s prey.

Koh Su

By Puthut EA | November 8, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

All my early life was tied up in tales of nasi goreng.

The Experiment of the Tropics

By Lawrence Lacambra Ypil | October 31, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

That American thing · The good old good

Bei Dao’s Books in the Attic

By Bei Dao | October 25, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Suppressed sexual violence in the name of revolution lay in the abyss of our consciousness.

Hybrid Cookbook: Two Poems

By The Transpacific Literary Project | October 17, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Funny how it ends up that you’re the leftovers.

The Quiet Ones

By Glenn Diaz | October 11, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

They always had us at hello, the Americans.

In The Church

By Rodrigo Dela Peña, Jr.  | October 3, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Pray tell me, how much
are we paying for the sermon?

Capital Flows Between the Living and Dead

By Yuling Zhong | September 27, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

One person’s ancestor is another person’s ghost—it’s all a matter of perspective.

Where Is

By Lawdenmarc Decamora | September 19, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

showbiz etceteras · commercial spaces · newspapered ideas

Blueprints

By Tania De Rozario | September 11, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

We don’t know what we need because we don’t know who we are. We don’t know who we are because we don’t remember who we were.

accent

By ko ko thett | September 5, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

People judge me by my skin. My skin’s purpose in life is to prove them wrong.

ASEAN at 50: Poems from Across Southeast Asia

By The Transpacific Literary Project | August 7, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Half a century on, what does it mean to be part of ASEAN?

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