Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Asian American Literary Review new issue out
The winter 2014 issue of the Asian American Literary Review has been released, with the theme of "Speak No Evil."
Among the pieces they're highlighting is a forum on Junot Diaz's New Yorker piece, "MFA vs. POC", which explores what creative writing education for POC, and attuned to racial and social justice, might look like. Responses include essays by Janine Joseph, Rigoberto González, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Craig Santos Perez. I'd be looking at the new poetry folios in this issue from Rajiv Mohabir, Ouyang Jianghe, Jenny Wu, Annie Kim, Jane Lin, and especially Mai Der Vang and Kenji Liu.
In light of recent events unfolding, you might want to check out this issue's Dispatches From Hong Kong, or the responses to the Occupy Hong Kong movement by Nicholas Wong, Collier Nogues, Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Lucas Klein, Henry W. Leung and Adriel Luis. You can get a copy here for $18.