What We Like

Here’s some work we like, if you’re looking for a sense of what we hope for, and how we see the intersections of our themes.

Poetry

Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon, Raquel Salas Rivera, “The Only Cab Service of Farmington, Maine” and “My Father Drives Me to Düsseldorf Airport” by Aria Aber, “What Carries Us” by Emily Jungmin Yoon, “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles” by Sally Wen Mao, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s The Navigator, Ezra Furman’s Transangelic Exodus, Pan’s Labyrinth (movie), The Big Sick (movie), “Dome Riddle” by Natalie Diaz, Agha Shahid Ali, “Immigraniada (We’re Coming Rougher)” by Gogol Bordello, anything by José Esteban Muñoz, art by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Your Healing is Killing Me” by Virginia Grise, Don Mee Choi, everything by Valeria Luiselli, “Duwende Sonnet/Applying for an O1-B Visa” by Kabel Mishka Ligot, “He, Too” by Solmaz Sharif, late night grocery store trips, Documents by Jan Henry Gray, The Galleons by Rick Barot, “In Memoriam” by Safiya Sinclair, “The Poem Climbs The Scaffold and Tells You What It Sees” by Natasha Oladokun, “Obligations 2” by Layli Long Soldier, “BNA → LAX” by Tiana Clark

Fiction

Airplane Mode” by Raven Leilani, Renee Gladman’s Ravicka series, Frances Ha (movie), Norma by Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Brownies  by ZZ Packer, How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Freedom by Alex Perez, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, “Why Were They Throwing Bricks” by Jenny Zhang, “Moorish Architecture” by Erinrose Mager, “Candy Francois” by Erika T. Wurth, “Being The Only Queer Woman At A Very Straight Wedding” by Alexia Arthurs, Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi, “The Boundary” by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, “Ogres of East Africa” by Sofia Samatar

Creative Nonfiction

All You Have Eaten: On Keeping a Perfect Record” by Rachel Khong, “Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” by Jamil Jan Kochai, “Foreign Domestic” by Rashaan Meneses, “Eat, Memory” by David Wong Louie, “To Speak Is To Blunder” by Yiyun Li, “Performing at a Distance: Eiko Otake”, “I Assimilate Into Mere Bubbles” by Aditi Natasha Kini, “A Seed Doesn’t Choose Where It Falls” by Grace Loh Prasad,  “How To Immigrate” by May Hathaway, Event Factory by Renee Gladman, Dance Dance Revolution by Cathy Park Hong, Shing Yin Khor’s love letter to airports, “Ex/Re/Patriate” by Ysabelle Cheung, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat, “After The Old City” by Hananah Zaheer, Lessons on Erasure by Ángel García, Deformation Zone by Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen, “Brunch During Ramadan” by Safia Elhillo, “The Ethics of Perspective” by Will Harris

Cross-genre

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi, A Dictionary of the Revolution, Event Factory by Renee Gladman, Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, this exchange between Don Mee Choi and Christian Hawkey, “A Brief History of Nonduality Studies” by Sofia Samatar, “Halfway, Berlin,” by Grace Shuyi Liew, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by Tarfia Faizullah with art by Saniya Kamal, Kate Bernheimer and Andrew Bernheimer’s Fairy Tale Architectures