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Dialect Talks Back

By SueKi Yee, Ann Lee, and Anne Louis | October 31, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

it was such a big no-no that I had this impression of dialects 方方言言 being like swear words, or haram

Codeswitching Home

By Preeta Samarasan, Marion F. D’Cruz, Su-Feh Lee | October 30, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This involves modulating my voice and accent so that I sound more Malay. It’s like having to work for my right to eat there.

The Vulnerability of Mistrust

By Ivy Josiah, Jahabar Sadiq, and Yee Heng Yeh | October 29, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

We are becoming hardened. I sense a hardness in the so-called liberal circles, artist circles, activist circles.

Food, Fingers, and What (Not) To Touch

By Carmen Nge, Joseph Gonzales, and Natasha Krishnan | October 24, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

having grown up using utensils she will never understand the comfort it brings: someone forming little mounds of rice that are pushed by the thumb into your mouth

Ta Pau: Conversations on Food and Politics in Malaysia

By Preeta Samarasan, Foo May Lyn, and the Transpacific Literary Project | October 23, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The questions of who can eat what, and where, and with whom, are facts of Malaysian life, negotiated daily and often subconsciously.

Sandal-Sandal Jepit di Penjara || Sandal Jepit Swallows in Prison

By Ayu Prawitasari and Madina Malahayati Chumaera | September 25, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Salah satunya: mengumpulkan sandal dari seluruh Indonesia dan diberikan kepada si polisi. || One such action: collect sandals from all around Indonesia and give them to the police.

The Slipper Folio

By Maureen S.Y. Tai and The Transpacific Literary Project | September 19, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A collection of the six works of writing, translation, audio, and photography that nuzzle into different corners of this apparent insignificance

Night People

By JinJin Xu | September 17, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

do you know somewhere inside their language, lies something mine?

통풍 || Ventilation

By Wei Ye | September 11, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

땀과 핏물과 진물이 뒤섞여 끈적한 그의 맨발이 젖어 번들거린다. || His bare feet, sticky with a mix of sweat and blood and ooze, glisten.

藍白拖

By Emily Yang | September 10, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

if I extradited myself from my body cleaved into infinite / particles you’d never step all over me at once

Grandma Love

By Ji Hyun Joo | September 5, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The slippers allowed her the pleasure of spatial recognition, an opportunity to go back in time and become the person cared for, rather than the one perpetually burdened with the responsibility of caring.

一隻人字拖 || A Flip-Flop

By 陳抒 Hazel Chen and 吳鍄穎 Aaris Woo | September 4, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

總有一次不想丟掉 / 太容易丟掉 || Don’t want to lose it this time / It’s too easy to lose

[Call for Submissions] Insurgent Tongues

By Transpacific Literary Project | August 14, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A new folio interrogating authoritarian attempts to control formations of self, family, school, and nation. Deadline October 7

Caution, Extremely Hot Stuff

By Phina So and Cyntha Hariadi and Tania De Rozario and Phyu Hnin Phway | June 18, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A conversation on Marylyn Tan’s debut poetry collection, Gaze Back, plus a brief interview with the author

Nasi Kang Kang

By Marylyn Tan | June 13, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

the hot air rising from the cooker / has tightening effect on your lovehole

Trans:Act: A Folio of Marketplace Exchanges

By Transpacific Literary Project | June 5, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

20 Thai Baht = 33 Philippine Pesos = 44 Indian Rupees = x bolt of fabric = y square vuông of rice = 15,000 Vietnamese đồng = 2,600 Cambodian Riel = 2.6 Malaysian Ringgit = 9,100 Indonesian Rupiah = unquantifiable sweat

Menukar Rindu | multiple hands exchange a longing for home

By Annisa Savitri and Ninus Andarnuswari and Norman Erikson Pasaribu and Madina Malahayati and Fajar Santoadi | May 30, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Sanggup menahan jerit, menukar peluh menjadi ringgit || [we’re] able to swallow shrieks, exchanging sweat to ringgit

[Call for Submissions] 👣Transpacific Literary Project 👣

By Transpacific Literary Project | May 24, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

slipper/sandal/house shoe/ flip flop: send your best original writing or original translation on this shared (in)significance to TLP by July 14

Van Runcit Putih | Neighborhood Sundry Van

By Zedeck Siew and Sharon Chin | April 26, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Sakit lelah aku tidak lain dan tidak bukan harga hidup senang aku kini || My asthma is the cost of the middle-class life I live now

បង្កងទឹកសាប និងឈ្មោះប្លែកៗ | Freshwater Lobster and the Trouble with Names

By Phina So | April 25, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

៦០០០០រៀល! មើលទៅបង! បង្កងធំៗណាស់! || 60,000 KHR. Big ones! Look at them, sister!

Những tin tức về một ngôi làng | Chronicles of A Village

By Nguyễn Thanh Hiện and Nguyễn Hoàng Quyên | April 24, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

một cây vải đổi lấy mười vuông thóc || one bolt of fabric for ten vuông of unhusked rice

Kaemon accho? Shob thik?

By Jonaki Ray | April 22, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Grandfather would have bought the Ilish—not wincing at the 1200 rupees per kilogram

ตลาดนัด | The Flea Markets

By Duanwad Pimwana and Mui Poopoksakul | April 19, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

รองเท้านักเรียนคู่นั้นยี่สิบบาทเองหรือ || These school uniform shoes are only twenty baht?

Tiangge

By Nikka Cornelio-Baker | April 17, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Mamsa! Sitenta’ng kilo! || Jack fish, seventy pesos a kilogram.

Fruits of the Future

By Ly Thuy Nguyen | March 21, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Not an assumption; not a name you learned to remember, not a fleshy shape or a face you already recognized

Does a face need a mask?

By Norman Erikson Pasaribu and Tiffany Tsao | March 20, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In English, you choose to be gender-neutral. In Indonesian, it’s a gift from the language.

Safe sex and Exile | Tình dục an toàn và Lưu vong

By Vũ Thành Sơn and Kaitlin Rees | March 19, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Bạn sẽ gọi quê hương bằng một đại từ nào? Tôi sẽ gọi đó là một ám ảnh | What pronoun would you use to call your birthsoil? I would call it a haunting

Echoes of I [ ] 我: On translating the space between subjects

By Mu Dan and Emily Goedde | March 15, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A changing consciousness within Mu Dan’s poetry stirs a listening in his translator

Some Quiet Conversation

By Dominic Sy | March 14, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

By what divine aberration did our souls divide into two, unaware of the splitting?

Everyone is here but the one who matters

By Li Qingzhao and Jenn Marie Nunes | March 13, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

夜來沉醉卸妝遲 || With night you sink drunk slow to undo/ your hair

Heart’s Exile, Day Forty-Seven | 심장의 유배, 마흔이레

By Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi | March 12, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Can I call my death “I”?

The First and Second I & Missing Person | Dua Aku & Orang Hilang

By Cyntha Hariadi and Norman Erikson Pasaribu | March 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

was it a gentle human hand, or black-furred / long-clawed

The Implicit I: Contesting Ambiguity in Korean Literature

By Sora Kim-Russell | March 7, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

How the blurring of a relationship may point to a more fertile ground lying between the lines, in which multiple desires can co-exist.

The Pronoun

By Transpacific Literary Project | March 6, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An introduction to the folio, featuring 누가, 네, nhân vật, con, chanh, …, 그 (kû), 님 (nim), 형 (hyeong), tôi, em, chúng ta, một ám ảnh, I, [ ], [who?], 我 (wo), kau, aku, dia, ia, you, and a selfsame similarity

In the Hardware Factory

By Zheng Xiaoqiong and Eleanor Goodman | December 7, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

as I bear loneliness in the shrieks of iron, it carved / my residence registration on a hole-punch

Remembering the Anonymous

By Xie Xiangnan and Bing Ma and Eleanor Goodman | December 6, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This is a rectangular dream / which inevitably brings forth a rectangular waiting / a floating country can’t pillow a broken dream / and I’ve never dared say goodnight

Hwang Jungeun & the Intimacies of the Unseen

By Hwang Jungeun | November 30, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

It wasn’t the kind of place you’d notice as a casual passer-by, but one you could only find if you were looking for it.

Song Kyung-dong: Overcoming the Nation

By Song Kyung-dong | November 27, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Tonight, too, there are turning lines…/ I say I do not know, do not know.

shock-awareness

By Phan Bá Thọ | November 20, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

love you because i / hate your lovers loving your peripheral love

Two Poems by Sawako Nakayasu

By Sawako Nakayasu | November 16, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Taking advantage of opacity, Girl E goes for it and punches indiscriminately.

Seven White Rabbit Candies is Equivalent to One Cup of Milk

By Karen Gu | November 15, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

As soon as they touch your saliva, the filaments dissolve. Their structure can’t sustain the contact. The sweetness is the taste of collapse.

Careful, Mama Says

By Esumi Fujimoto | November 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A two-minute stare-down with their father’s deathbed occurs. As though the thing will explain itself.

Playing with white dust from Mongolia, always unfinished

By Tse Hao Guang (謝皓光) | November 5, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

into such sen / sitivity of it / such sense / could not say

The Age of Plastic

By Craig Santos Perez | November 1, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Ultrasound waves / pulse between fluid, tissue, and bone一 / the embryo echoes.

Poor Unfortunate Fools

By Silvia Park | November 1, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Astra unwrapped her long spindly fingers and weighed his member with a chilling fascination.

Fish Paste

By Nay Saysourinho | October 26, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I will outrun the smell of wet decay, your Mekong river in a Gatorade bottle.

Water

By Divya Victor | October 25, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

After a sperm whale sucks in a squid, it will vomit out its beak.

Opening the Folio: Plastic

By Transpacific Literary Project | October 25, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An introduction to the Transpacific Literary Project’s pieces of Plastic through a weaving of voices and questions to come

You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else

By Dao Strom | July 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Mythologies have their way of explaining the basic human condition: that there will always be some where or thing you wish to get to or back to.

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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