You couldn’t claim that you were lost. The footsteps of your comrades dragged you sharply back into the present, no wavering possible.

By ZH Liew
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Poetry

Snapshots from a South Korean dissident poet

Marginalia

To launch Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities, leaders from Black Women Radicals and the Asian American Feminist Collective each reflected on books that have shaped, catalyzed, and transformed their understandings and practices of solidarity.

Poetry

& on the drive to LAX /when I ask you not to cry this time, you look / at me with reverence as if to say, what came from me / is so much more than I am

Video

I started writing in order to make a place where I belonged in the world of novels and plays. That’s why I write for people who don’t belong.

Poetry

I want to start over, thinks the body / to the one on the other side / her second chance / unharmed unhummed / and now unhinged

Poetry

everything is/air/is/argument (the chorus said)/as I slept/in the desert//
service on the cell went dead/I said/jocasta always hangs herself

Fiction

“The ecology and economy of the region is under threat. This Transpacific Literary Project folio, Monsoon Notebook is for these essential, vanishing, and unruly waters.”

Poetry

Build for money, swim for money, plastic money. For the / love of never sinking. Sunk cost, efficiency bots. With best / with best invest.

Poetry

At fifteen Nani shot a / tiger. A big gun in a girl’s hands; I’ve seen the picture.

Poetry

My family has legends in the form of a spider’s legs.

Interviews

How can Black and Asian American feminists engage in a critical dialogue on the impacts of COVID-19 in their respective communities? What can we learn from the long history of solidarity between our communities?

Essays

On a commitment to practicing solidarity, deepening coalitional relationships, and continuing to build together with intention as Black and Asian American feminist activists and organizers.

Poetry

Perhaps it is now the other way around, / and I have become an almost-perfect lover, / caring little that the Gods love poets less.

Essays

On 30 years of living with a racist monument

Reportage

How Asian Americans across the nation are reflecting on their relationship to the Black Lives Matter protests

Essays

Seeing state terror and resistance in Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s new documentary on Duterte’s extrajudicial killings

Interviews

“Indonesian literature is gaining traction. More slowly than we might want, but it’s an upward trajectory.”

Essays

The author of the essay collection Brown Album on living in New York and searching for identity in exile during the worldwide pandemic.

Essays

Young Asian Americans hit the streets to link arms supporting Black Lives Matter

Interviews

“I would see thousands of people streaming from their officetels to Gangnam station, all very young, very self-possessed, very confident. I was imagining how everyone living in these officetels is very far from home.”

Poetry

Snapshots from a South Korean dissident poet

Interviews

How can Black and Asian American feminists engage in a critical dialogue on the impacts of COVID-19 in their respective communities? What can we learn from the long history of solidarity between our communities?

Marginalia

To launch Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities, leaders from Black Women Radicals and the Asian American Feminist Collective each reflected on books that have shaped, catalyzed, and transformed their understandings and practices of solidarity.

Essays

On a commitment to practicing solidarity, deepening coalitional relationships, and continuing to build together with intention as Black and Asian American feminist activists and organizers.

Poetry

& on the drive to LAX /when I ask you not to cry this time, you look / at me with reverence as if to say, what came from me / is so much more than I am

Poetry

Perhaps it is now the other way around, / and I have become an almost-perfect lover, / caring little that the Gods love poets less.

Video

I started writing in order to make a place where I belonged in the world of novels and plays. That’s why I write for people who don’t belong.

Essays

On 30 years of living with a racist monument

Poetry

I want to start over, thinks the body / to the one on the other side / her second chance / unharmed unhummed / and now unhinged

Reportage

How Asian Americans across the nation are reflecting on their relationship to the Black Lives Matter protests

Poetry

everything is/air/is/argument (the chorus said)/as I slept/in the desert//
service on the cell went dead/I said/jocasta always hangs herself

Essays

Seeing state terror and resistance in Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s new documentary on Duterte’s extrajudicial killings

Fiction

“The ecology and economy of the region is under threat. This Transpacific Literary Project folio, Monsoon Notebook is for these essential, vanishing, and unruly waters.”

Interviews

“Indonesian literature is gaining traction. More slowly than we might want, but it’s an upward trajectory.”

Poetry

Build for money, swim for money, plastic money. For the / love of never sinking. Sunk cost, efficiency bots. With best / with best invest.

Essays

The author of the essay collection Brown Album on living in New York and searching for identity in exile during the worldwide pandemic.

Poetry

At fifteen Nani shot a / tiger. A big gun in a girl’s hands; I’ve seen the picture.

Essays

Young Asian Americans hit the streets to link arms supporting Black Lives Matter

Poetry

My family has legends in the form of a spider’s legs.

Interviews

“I would see thousands of people streaming from their officetels to Gangnam station, all very young, very self-possessed, very confident. I was imagining how everyone living in these officetels is very far from home.”