A Q&A with Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa
March 13, 2021
Matthew Salesses talks to Hyphen about his new book, Craft in the Real World
January 22, 2021
Poet Ansley Moon interviews Sejal Shah about her new collection of essays, This Is One Way to Dance.
December 24, 2020
Phuc Tran weaves his Vietnamese coming-of-age story into the all-American backdrop of punk rock and great literature
October 17, 2020
Part I of a two part series, a Q & A with writer from Voices From the Railroad edited by Sue Lee and Connie Young Yu
Evelyn NienMing Chien
July 21, 2020
A Conversation with Cathy Park Hong
June 9, 2020
March 4, 2020
Some of our favorite things from the Asian American community that we discovered this year!
December 26, 2019
I like to think that the first nausea was a haunting visited upon me by my Sindhi Hindu ancestors, many of whom were seafaring merchants.
November 4, 2019
By the time I embraced Korean culture, it was suddenly desirable. Being Korean was cool. Having my birth culture enter the mainstream was complicated as an American-raised adoptee. I felt guilty that I didn’t know about Korean culture until it was popular and embarrassed that I didn’t grow up the child of Korean parents or with any connection to Korean culture. I felt guilty because I did not feel like I had earned the benefits of the Korean brand.
May 11, 2021
Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Elizabeth Miki Brina's memoir, "Speak, Okinawa"
Elizabeth Miki Brina
February 28, 2021
When I am too tired to decipher my parents’ conversations in Filipino, I focus on how they speak. Intonations rising and falling like a tide. Enunciation everywhere, most syllables stressed. Voices raised even as they say something loving. They talk quickly, confident in their pronunciations of words that would trip up my tongue.
January 7, 2021
December 17, 2020
Darien Hsu Gee
November 27, 2020
"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."
September 8, 2020