That spring my wife covered the walls of our living room in newsprint.

By Sadia Quraeshi Shepard
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Poetry

Let it be known this country has a memory / Let it be known the news called this / “Unrest in America” / as if for four hundred years / America’s been resting just fine

Video

I started writing in order to make a place where I belonged in the world of novels and plays. That’s why I write for people who don’t belong.

Video

The poet and winner of the Restless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize on supporting DRUM and the work of Guyanese poet Martin Carter

Video

The Khmer poet and musician brings us a special performance

Video

2020 Whiting Award-winning poet Aria Aber on kindness and the poem “Beauty” by Solmaz Sharif

Video

Celebrate our third class of Margins fellows—Mariam Bazeed, Rami Karim, Kyle Lucia Wu, and Yanyi—and hear them read with mentors Alexander Chee, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Rachel Zucker.

Video

Janice Lobo Sapigao, Raquel Salas Rivera and Adeeba Talukder remix translation through love letters, laws, and binary code.

Video

Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda and Celina Su grasp at a new vocabulary for grief, placelessness, and healing in their poetry.

Marginalia

Writers Weike Wang and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi read and discuss their compelling and unusual coming-of-age novels with Madhu Kaza.

Video

Against the mainstream imaginary of North Korea as irretrievably unknowable, Krys Lee and Barbara Demick discuss what it means to tell and imagine stories from there.

Video

The author of City of the Future on looking back at L.A. in the 1960s and 70s and the poems of Angel Dominguez

Video

“It’s a time to fight and a time to take care of ourselves.”

Video

The East Elmhurst-based poet and editor on Ada Limón’s “Instructions on Not Giving Up” and supporting Laal NYC

Video

The author of Starling Days on the hunger relief organization Feeding America and “100 Things About Writing a Novel”

Video

The author of Little Fires Everywhere on keeping our hope up as we shelter in place

Video

Margaret Rhee, Ching-In Chen, Seo-Young Chu and Mimi Mondal explore the intersections of love, race, and technology in their writing.

Video

Belladonna* Collaborative, Brooklyn Public Library and Asian American Writer’s Workshop are proud to co-present Abdellah Taïa in conversation with poet and scholar Meena Alexander.

Video

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Karissa Chen, Wendy Xu, Gina Apostol, Chaya Babu, and Alexander Chee joined us at AAWW to celebrate Go Home!

Video

The Shanghai Literary Review editors and contributors talk about their creative process, translingual practice, and literary journal publication.

Video

Hala Alyan, Hayan Charara and Marwa Helal explore the boundaries between personal and political, as well as what a home looks like amidst conditions of war and displacement.

Poetry

Let it be known this country has a memory / Let it be known the news called this / “Unrest in America” / as if for four hundred years / America’s been resting just fine

Video

The author of City of the Future on looking back at L.A. in the 1960s and 70s and the poems of Angel Dominguez

Video

I started writing in order to make a place where I belonged in the world of novels and plays. That’s why I write for people who don’t belong.

Video

“It’s a time to fight and a time to take care of ourselves.”

Video

The poet and winner of the Restless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize on supporting DRUM and the work of Guyanese poet Martin Carter

Video

The East Elmhurst-based poet and editor on Ada Limón’s “Instructions on Not Giving Up” and supporting Laal NYC

Video

The Khmer poet and musician brings us a special performance

Video

The author of Starling Days on the hunger relief organization Feeding America and “100 Things About Writing a Novel”

Video

2020 Whiting Award-winning poet Aria Aber on kindness and the poem “Beauty” by Solmaz Sharif

Video

The author of Little Fires Everywhere on keeping our hope up as we shelter in place

Video

Celebrate our third class of Margins fellows—Mariam Bazeed, Rami Karim, Kyle Lucia Wu, and Yanyi—and hear them read with mentors Alexander Chee, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Rachel Zucker.

Video

Margaret Rhee, Ching-In Chen, Seo-Young Chu and Mimi Mondal explore the intersections of love, race, and technology in their writing.

Video

Janice Lobo Sapigao, Raquel Salas Rivera and Adeeba Talukder remix translation through love letters, laws, and binary code.

Video

Belladonna* Collaborative, Brooklyn Public Library and Asian American Writer’s Workshop are proud to co-present Abdellah Taïa in conversation with poet and scholar Meena Alexander.

Video

Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda and Celina Su grasp at a new vocabulary for grief, placelessness, and healing in their poetry.

Video

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Karissa Chen, Wendy Xu, Gina Apostol, Chaya Babu, and Alexander Chee joined us at AAWW to celebrate Go Home!

Marginalia

Writers Weike Wang and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi read and discuss their compelling and unusual coming-of-age novels with Madhu Kaza.

Video

The Shanghai Literary Review editors and contributors talk about their creative process, translingual practice, and literary journal publication.

Video

Against the mainstream imaginary of North Korea as irretrievably unknowable, Krys Lee and Barbara Demick discuss what it means to tell and imagine stories from there.

Video

Hala Alyan, Hayan Charara and Marwa Helal explore the boundaries between personal and political, as well as what a home looks like amidst conditions of war and displacement.