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AAWW Radio: New Asian American Literature

By Asian American Writers' Workshop

AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, dedicated to social justice but with a sense of humor and weirdness. We curate our events to juxtapose novelists and activists, poets and intellectuals, and bring together people who usually wouldn’t be in the same room. We’ve got it all: from avant-garde poetry to post-colonial politics, feminist comics to lyric verse, literary fiction to dispatches from the racial justice left. AAWW Radio features curated audio from the literary events we hold weekly in our New York City reading room, a legendary downtown art space that hosted Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book party and where Junot Díaz used to play Super Nintendo. Founded in 1991, AAWW is an alternative literary arts space working at the intersection of race, migration, and social justice. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, we’re inventing the future of Asian American literary culture. Learn more by visiting aaww.org. Produced by the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

  1. 1.
    Subjects of Interest (ft. Kamila Shamsie, Hirsh Sawhney, & Rozina Ali)02/13/2019
    1:13:00
  2. 2.
    Queer South Asian Literature (ft. SJ Sindu, Rahul Mehta, & Sreshtha Sen)01/30/2019
    1:15:40
  3. 3.
    You Don't Say No To Yuri Kochiyama (ft. Fred Ho, Diane C. Fujino, Baba Herman Ferguson, Esperanza Martell, Laura Whitehorn)01/09/2019
    1:20:23
  4. 4.
    Speaking Truth to Power (ft. Raissa Robles, Raad Rahman, Tenzin Dickie & Jeremy Tiang)12/12/2018
    1:26:15
  5. 5.
    Jackson Heights to Bay Ridge : Open City Fellows Read11/28/2018
    1:29:25
  6. 6.
    Disability Justice (ft. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha & Cyrée Jarelle Johnson)11/05/2018
    1:29:38
  7. 7.
    Poetry Potluck III (ft. Emily Yoon, Wo Chan, Sueyen Juliette Lee, & Kristin Chang)10/17/2018
    59:45
  8. 8.
    Poetry Potluck II (ft. Fatimah Asghar & Vivek Shraya)10/03/2018
    34:21
  1. 9.
    Lola, Asian Grandmas (ft. Kate Gavino, Angela Chen, Vivian Lee, Matt Ortile & Rakesh Satyal)09/19/2018
    46:44
  2. 10.
    Losing Faith in The Incendiaries (ft. R.O. Kwon & Alexander Chee)09/05/2018
    49:58
  3. 11.
    Adoption & Identity (ft. Lee Herrick, Tracy O’Neill, Matthew Salesses, Sung J. Woo, Shinhee Han)08/22/2018
    1:46:42
  4. 12.
    Filipino American Music (ft. Christine Balance, Jessica Hagedorn, Patrick Rosal)08/08/2018
    1:12:54
  5. 13.
    Words on Terror (ft. Solmaz Sharif, Mariam Ghani, Cathy Park Hong, & Rickey Laurentiis)07/11/2018
    1:28:11
  6. 14.
    Flying & Trying (ft. Bushra Rehman, Quincy Scott Jones, Sadia Shepard, & Jai Dulani)07/05/2018
    52:55
  7. 15.
    Writing Asian American Food (ft. Lillian Li, Ligaya Mishan, Naben Ruthnum, & Rohan Kamicheril)06/27/2018
    1:27:34
  8. 16.
    Dear Life (ft. Yiyun Li, Porochista Khakpour, & Elif Batuman)06/20/2018
    1:20:47
  9. 17.
    Breaking Caste (ft. Sujatha Gidla, Neel Mukherjee & Gaiutra Bahadur)06/13/2018
    1:17:12
  10. 18.
    Open City Presents: Writing About Muslim Women06/06/2018
    1:19:30
  11. 19.
    Personal in the Political (ft. Hala Alyan, Hayan Charara, Marwa Helal & Tanwi Nandini Islam)05/30/2018
    1:30:13
  12. 20.
    New Filipinx Literature (ft. Elaine Castillo, Luis H. Francia, Joseph O. Legaspi & Gina Apostol)05/16/2018
    1:36:35
  13. 21.
    I Can't Go On...I'll Go On ft. Patty Yumi Cottrell, Anelise Chen, Eugene Lim, & Lisa Chen05/09/2018
    1:23:35
  14. 22.
    Remixing Guantanamo Bay (ft. Phil Metres & Ken Chen)04/09/2018
    29:35
  15. 23.
    Go Home! Pt. 203/28/2018
    57:15
  16. 24.
    Go Home! Pt. 103/21/2018
    56:06
  17. 25.
    Poetry Potluck I with Ocean Vuong, Janine Joseph, Wendy Xu, and Jennifer Hayashida03/14/2018
    1:23:35
  18. 26.
    Love and Korean Democracy (ft. Jimin Han, Grace Yoojin Wuertz, & E. Tammy Kim)03/07/2018
    1:30:12
  19. 27.
    Archive Seance (ft. M. NourbeSe Philip & Phinder Dulai)02/28/2018
    1:39:38
  20. 28.
    Speculative Visions (ft. Ted Chiang & Alice Sola Kim)02/21/2018
    1:23:04
  21. 29.
    White Tears, Michael Jackson, Cultural Appropriation (ft. Hari Kunzru, Margo Jefferson & Kevin Nguyen)02/14/2018
    1:18:09
  22. 30.
    Celebrating Nick Joaquin (ft. Gina Apostol, Ninotchka Rosca, Alex Gilvarry, & Melissa R. Sipin)02/07/2018
    1:42:17
  23. 31.
    Family Vs Migration (ft. Shanthi Sekaran, Rinku Sen, & Kavita Das)01/31/2018
    1:35:16
  24. 32.
    Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion01/24/2018
    1:34:44
  25. 33.
    The Woman Warrior (feat. Maxine Hong Kingston & Monique Truong)01/17/2018
    1:38:21
  26. 34.
    Short Story Invention (ft. Akhil Sharma, Kanishk Tharoor, & Meera Nair)01/10/2018
    1:25:00
  27. 35.
    Decolonizing Tourism (ft. Farzana Doctor, Bani Amor, Tiphanie Yanique & Julia Hori)01/03/2018
    1:45:29
  28. 36.
    Roxane Gay & Alexander Chee12/27/2017
    1:28:06
  29. 37.
    Migrant Father Fragment (ft. QM Zhang, lê thị diễm thúy, & Hua Hsu)12/20/2017
    1:42:43
  30. 38.
    Searching for Home (ft. Alia Malek, Dina Nayeri, Rami Karim, and Roja Heydarpour)12/13/2017
    1:34:52
  31. 39.
    Refugee Requiem (ft. Bao Phi, Patrick Rosal, Sokunthary Svay)12/06/2017
    56:43
  32. 40.
    The Face (ft. Ruth Ozeki and Tash Aw)11/29/2017
    1:20:36
  33. 41.
    AAWW Radio Podcast Teaser10/17/2017
    2:34

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