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Anne Anlin Cheng by Shivani Radhakrishnan
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For the writer and theorist, psychoanalysis provides a “surprising and generative” vocabulary to examine Asian American history and the “ambivalences of racial interactions and identifications.”

Anne Anlin Cheng by Shivani Radhakrishnan
Anne Anlin Cheng Gray

For the writer and theorist, psychoanalysis provides a “surprising and generative” vocabulary to examine Asian American history and the “ambivalences of racial interactions and identifications.”

Rosine Mbakam’s Delphine’s Prayers by Priscilla Posada
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Rosine Mbaka’s film Delphine’s Prayers (Tândor Films) documents her friend—a fellow Cameroonian immigrant in Brussels—as she reckons with the aftermath of sexual violence.

The Refugee as a Cosmopolitan Figure: Eric Nguyen Interviewed by Abbigail N. Rosewood
Things We Lost To The Water4

A novel set in Vietnam and the United States about inheriting stories and forging new ones.

A Queer Origin Point: Roy Guzmán Interviewed by Aegor Ray
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A poetry collection about how to handle unfinished business.

Collective Experiences: A Conversation by David Adjmi & Alex Halberstadt
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Two memoirs about immigrant roots—from the Soviet Union to Syria—and growing up queer on the cultural margins of New York City.

Droplets by Paula Mónaco Felipe
Lets Talk About Your Wall

Translated by Ellen Jones

Three Poems by Stephanie Jean
Poetry Contest Blocks

Increasingly, poems reach me physically, testing my physical and emotional boundaries—looking for places they might get inside, frequencies at which I might hear, poking at sensuous dead zones.

Pessimism Is More Inclusive: Porochista Khakpour Interviewed by Myriam Gurba
Brown Album Burnt Orange

The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.

Amnesia is (Almost) a Luxury: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Interviewed by Nathan Osorio
Children Of The Land4

On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.

Self and Community: Billy Gerard Frank Interviewed by Katy Diamond Hamer
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Exploring Grenada’s past and present.

Humanizing the Border: John Moore Interviewed by Francisco Cantú
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A photojournalist discusses the stories behind his images of immigration in an age of militarized border enforcement.

Through Our Vulnerabilities: Aldrin Valdez Interviewed by Sarah Sala
ESL or You Weren’t Here

The poet on returning to the Philippines, writing about queer identity, and producing a book that is a document of the body.

Volatile and Transitory: Babak Lakghomi Interviewed by Zach Davidson
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A novella of warranted paranoia. 

No Community Is a Monolith: Vanessa Hua Interviewed by Mary Wang
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The writer on working across genres, exploring the nuances of transnational identities, and resisting the expectations of a single, Chinese American narrative.

Migrant World: On Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow by T. J. Demos
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Examining the politics of representation. 

Supple Language: Jesse Chun Interviewed by Hannah Stamler
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Disfiguring the hegemony of standard English.

FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures by Chantal McStay
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From a tragic shipwreck to an epic, collective political art project.

Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki’s El Mar La Mar by Matt Turner
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An experimental documentary on border crossing, less about that place than what it represents.

Dalya’s Other Country: Julia Meltzer Interviewed by Alaa Hassan
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A story of immigration and integration.

The Dreary Coast by Ed Winstead
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Difference and hyperbole in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West

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