Creative Nonfiction

“My mama says you’re a liar,” she said. “She said everything you told me was made-up. She’s goin’ to call your mama and tell her you’re making up stories.”
Katherine Min
November 8, 2018
On Nicole Chung’s memoir All You Can Ever Know, Storytelling, Adoption and Finding Community
Leah Silvieus
September 22, 2018
Rochelle was different. She could hardly make a move that wasn’t interesting. 
Steven Hahn
September 5, 2018
Truthfully, Grandpa saw things neither I nor my brother could see.
Frankie Caracciolo
June 15, 2018
Home plate was where I first learned to bat, and our yard was where I first made friends in America.
Vipra Ghimire
April 19, 2018
The adults on the tour bus interrogated me about American politics and culture: Could I explain the Black Lives Matter movement? What was my opinion on economic opportunities for Asians in Silicon Valley? Did I think Americans were fake because they were always smiling? Who was this Justin Bieber person?
Crystal Duan
March 19, 2018
An Interview with Suki Kim
Evelyn NienMing Chien
January 19, 2018
An Interview with Michelle Kuo
Evelyn NienMing Chien
January 15, 2018
All we have for divine guidance in this world are the stories our parents pass down, the hope that the rituals we think matter actually do. It’s both comforting and terrifying how fallible our gods are.
Asha Thanki
November 14, 2017
the author at her birth father's grave
An adoptee goes in search of her birth father and finds a new and unexpected source of family.
Susan Ito
November 9, 2017
A special literary folio featuring poetry, fiction and an essay by Asian American adoptee writers. With poetry curated by Guest Editor Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello.
Karissa Chen
November 9, 2017

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