Spring 2012: Generations

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Forum
Genny Lim, Eugene Gloria, Peter Bacho, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Greg Choy, Gary Pak, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Velina Hasu Houston, Susan Schultz, Juliana Hu Pegues, Lavina Dhingra, Audrey Wu Clark, Allan Kornblum, Sunyoung Lee, Neelanjana Banerjee, Marianne Villanueva, forWord, Marie Hara, Anna Kazumi Stahl, Fred Wah, Katie Hae Leo, Giles Li, Ravi Shankar, Mariam Lam, Richard Oyama & David Mura

Poetry
Timothy Liu

  • A Requiem for the Homeless Spirits

Dilruba Ahmed

  • Alpana
  • Grace
  • Carnival
  • Southeastern Ohio

Ed Bok Lee

  • She Means Poetry
  • Whorled

Amy Uyematsu

  • Orchid Season in Mr. Ikeda’s Garden
  • A Question of Scriptures
  • Insomnia Entry No. 24

Wing Tek Lum

  • The Scavenger
  • The Professional Mourners
  • The Rice
  • The Nanking Safety Zone
  • Inside her Wooden Chest

R. Zamora Linmark

  • First Known: A Study of Compound Words Beginning With “After”
  • The Best Hand Job in Town
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Another Nightmare
  • The Altered States of My Coup

John Deary

  • Exploitation Collision and the Passage of Time in New America
  • The Kingdom of Angor Wat is a T-shirt Sold to Missionaries from Ohio USA
  • The Killing Fields are also in the Basements of Saigon
  • An Entire Generation is Missing from Two Countries Straddling Decade-aged Mortars
  • Racist Anomonsity Strengthened by Violence and Oppression
  • For All of the Levels…

Hiromi Itō

  • from Wild Grass on the Riverbank

Afaa Michael Weaver

  • The Three Black Goats of Mei Nong
  • Crushing Peanuts in a Hakka Village
  • What the Lotus Said
  • On Hearing that Michael Jackson Died
  • MRT
  • On Walking to the Hundred-Year-Old Tree
  • With My Lover at Drunken Moon Lake
  • The Workers

Interview
Afaa Michael Weaver interviewed by Gerald Maa

Interview
Maxine Hong Kingston interviewed by Min Hyoung Song

Interview
Miguel Syjuco interviewed by Brian Ascalon Roley

Visual
Wenxiong Lin

Prose
Carlos Yushimito del Valle

  • The Island.   Translated by Sofi Hall

An Email to Monique Truong from The New York Times

Jana Monji

  • Gauguin Girl

Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith

  • Tuesday: Kill the Children, from The Land South of the Clouds

Sung J. Woo

  • Trespassing

Shanthi Sekaran

  • Thirteen Dollars

Marianne Villanueva

  • Homeopathy

Richard Oyama

  • The Blithe Country

Ed Park

  • Chinese Whispers: On Writing/Not Writing Asian American Literature

Book Reviews
Tao Lin’s Richard Yates and Shoplifting from American Apparel, review by Vaman Tyrone X

Sui Sin Far’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance, review by Audrey Wu Clark

Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth, Andrew Lam’s East Eats West, and Linh Dinh’s Love Like
Hate, review by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Srikanth Reddy’s Voyager, review by Joshua Rivkin

After the Symposium: A Dialogue on Form

Contributors’ Notes

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