“I was interested in a coming-of-age story that wasn’t about running away from the domestic space but about burrowing and binding and rooting more deeply.”

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“I was interested in a coming-of-age story that wasn’t about running away from the domestic space but about burrowing and binding and rooting more deeply.”

Interviews

An activist, educator, and transnational feminist, Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey has dedicated her life to challenging systems of oppression.

Interviews

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

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“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.”

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The author of Days of Distraction on microaggressions in fiction and writing confrontation through fragments

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The author of Ghost Of on the importance of constraint, the page as a field, and facilitating findings among her students

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The author of Conjugating Hindi on leaving New York, Afro-Asian solidarities, and learning Hindi

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A continued Poetry Coalition collaboration inspired by the lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day”

Interviews

The lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day” serve as an inspiration for a Poetry Coalition collaboration

Interviews

One of the challenges in this novel was to figure out a way in which time can be manipulated the way it’s so interestingly manipulated in film.

Interviews

“I think that sensual pleasure is at the heart of what I find to be exciting about writing.”

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

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

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“As I was writing these poems, I felt that friendship was a constant thing I was returning to.”

Interviews

“This book is labeled historical, but it is a reimagining. It is surreal.”

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The author of The Tenth Muse talks about writing about women intellectuals, Korean myths, and writing against Western narrative conventions.

Interviews

Filipino Catholics struggle with their new reality: Shuttered churches and livestreamed Masses.

Interviews

The young author from West Timor who writes dark, deeply irreverent prose that reflects on Suharto-era violence speaks with Lara Norgaard about the figure of storyteller, the role of humor in discussing state violence, and Javanese hegemony in Indonesian historical narratives.

Essays

The author of The Magical Language of Others, a heart-wrenching story of parent-child separation, speaks to the linguistic, historical, emotional surprises in writing her memoir.

Interviews

The author of trans(re)lating house one talks translation, mapping Tehran, and writing through the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 election.

Interviews

“I was interested in a coming-of-age story that wasn’t about running away from the domestic space but about burrowing and binding and rooting more deeply.”

Interviews

“I think that sensual pleasure is at the heart of what I find to be exciting about writing.”

Interviews

An activist, educator, and transnational feminist, Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey has dedicated her life to challenging systems of oppression.

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?

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.

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.”

Interviews

“As I was writing these poems, I felt that friendship was a constant thing I was returning to.”

Interviews

The author of Days of Distraction on microaggressions in fiction and writing confrontation through fragments

Interviews

“This book is labeled historical, but it is a reimagining. It is surreal.”

Interviews

The author of Ghost Of on the importance of constraint, the page as a field, and facilitating findings among her students

Interviews

The author of The Tenth Muse talks about writing about women intellectuals, Korean myths, and writing against Western narrative conventions.

Interviews

The author of Conjugating Hindi on leaving New York, Afro-Asian solidarities, and learning Hindi

Interviews

Filipino Catholics struggle with their new reality: Shuttered churches and livestreamed Masses.

Interviews

A continued Poetry Coalition collaboration inspired by the lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day”

Interviews

The young author from West Timor who writes dark, deeply irreverent prose that reflects on Suharto-era violence speaks with Lara Norgaard about the figure of storyteller, the role of humor in discussing state violence, and Javanese hegemony in Indonesian historical narratives.

Interviews

The lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day” serve as an inspiration for a Poetry Coalition collaboration

Essays

The author of The Magical Language of Others, a heart-wrenching story of parent-child separation, speaks to the linguistic, historical, emotional surprises in writing her memoir.

Interviews

One of the challenges in this novel was to figure out a way in which time can be manipulated the way it’s so interestingly manipulated in film.

Interviews

The author of trans(re)lating house one talks translation, mapping Tehran, and writing through the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 election.