Books & Literature

"When I was younger, I used to worry what people would think if they knew I was a girl who ate shrimp heads. My reluctant half slurps made me taste more air and less umami. Shame got in the way of a perfectly good meal, so I refrained from Asian foods often described as gross, weird, and foreign."  
Kristen Gaerlan
September 8, 2020
A Review of Wild Geese Sorrow by Jeffrey Thomas Leong
Evelyn NienMing Chien
August 21, 2020
“Gotta go, bye!” was just one of the many pieces of knowledge I folded into my everyday expressions after watching the latest episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The phrase was a tell-tale sign that she was up to something, a quick and finite way of removing herself from any situation to scutter off toward mischief. 
An Uong
August 15, 2020
A Vietnamese American poet guides his readers through the irresolvable terrain of Vietnamese and American memories of the war-torn past
Cathy Duong
August 15, 2020
"When Ma told me about the manananggal — the vampiric monster who divided her body in half, sprouted wings and flew, hunting pregnant women and little children — I did what most kids did when their mother told them anything: I believed her."
Maria Isabelle Carlos
July 22, 2020
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Texts to further an understanding of Black-Filipino connectons
Patrick Rosal
July 4, 2020
"For a long time, I was ashamed of myself for never being able to warm up to umeboshi."
Taylor Weik
June 18, 2020
"But fear is worse than being belittled. Fear is — risky."
Soma Mei Sheng Frazier
June 15, 2020
A resource list for the Asian American community to do our part in dismantling anti-Black racism.
Karissa Chen
June 13, 2020
My mother and I grew comfortable with the ease of our recycling routine, like how the lids gently flipped open to reveal the potential of money. We didn’t notice the patrol car crawling toward us one day until the police officer tapped on my mother’s shoulder, clearing his throat.
An Uong
May 20, 2020
Mai Tran
May 8, 2020
Curated for National Poetry Month as part of "When did you first recognize me as your own?: A Folio of Undocupoets Fellows"
laurel c.
April 16, 2020

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