The Asian American Literary Review is a space for writers who consider the designation “Asian American” a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. AALR selects work that is, as Marianne Moore once put it, “an expression of our needs…[and] feeling, modified by the writer’s moral and technical insights.”
Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.
Issue 1, debuting in April 2010, features poetry by Cathy Song, Oliver de la Paz, Paisley Rekdal, April Naoko Heck, Mong-Lan, Eugene Gloria, Nick Carbo, and David Woo; Karen Tei Yamashita interviewed by Kandice Chuh; prose by Ed Lin, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sonya Chung, Hasanthika Sirisena, David Mura, Gary Pak, and Brian Ascalon Roley; fourm responses by Alexander Chee, David Mura, and Ru Freeman; and book reviews by Paul Lai, Timothy Yu, and Jennifer Ann Homany other Asian American authors.
The Asian American Literary Review was founded by Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Gerald Maa and Larry Shinagawa, and is sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland, College Park. Regular AALR pieces can be found on Discover Nikkei, posted on Sundays.
The Asian American Literary Review - Issue 1
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