Creative Nonfiction

An elegy that attempts to capture the life a mother led
Jasmine Liu
June 14, 2021
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An essay collection that catalogs all the things that can combust us: relationships, art, sex, drugs and heartache
Emily Villanueva
May 22, 2021
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A Q&A with Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa 
Viviane Eng
March 13, 2021
Matthew Salesses talks to Hyphen about his new book, Craft in the Real World
Willa Zhang
January 22, 2021
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Poet Ansley Moon interviews Sejal Shah about her new collection of essays, This Is One Way to Dance.
Ansley Moon
December 24, 2020
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Phuc Tran weaves his Vietnamese coming-of-age story into the all-American backdrop of punk rock and great literature
Cathy Duong
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
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A Conversation with Cathy Park Hong
Chris Karnadi
June 9, 2020
Some of our favorite things from the Asian American community that we discovered this year!
Karissa Chen
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.
Bassam Sidiki
November 4, 2019
Evelyn NienMing Chien
May 24, 2021
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.
Samantha Rauer
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.
Isabella Peralta
January 7, 2021

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