The first issue from The Asian American Literary Review is now available and the journals are waiting to find their ways into your eager hands. I was recently informed by Editors-in-Chief, Gerald Maa and Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis that the journals are available at aalrmag.org. You can go to AALR’s website for the Issue 1 order form as well as the information regarding submission guidelines. Please note that AALR is only allowed to accept payment by checks or cash for Issue 1. Get your issues by mail or in person at 8: A Symposium or at their panel at the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, on April 25th from 10 a.m.-12 noon in Silver Spring. Please refer to the following for more information on issue 1 from AALR:
lineup for Issue 1 in our last message. Here it is:
Forum Responses: Ru Freeman, David Mura, and Alexander Chee
Poetry: Cathy Song, Oliver de la Paz, Paisley Rekdal, April Naoko Heck, Mong-Lan, Eugene Gloria, Nick Carbo, and David Woo
Interview: Karen Tei Yamashita by Kandice Chuh
Prose: Ed Lin, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Sonya Chung, Hasanthika Sirisena, David Mura, Gary Pak, and Brian Ascalon Roley
Book Reviews: Paul Lai reviews Jane Jeong Trenka’s *Fugitive Visions*, Timothy Yu reviews Myung Mi Kim’s *Perjury*, and Jennifer Ann Ho reviews Nam Le’s *The Boat*
I received my copy of Issue 1 from AALR in the mail this past week and I wanted to add that I loved the content. One of my biggest concerns in today’s society is that a lot of people really don’t like to read books or great pieces of literature. In addition, AALR’s forum section discusses the struggles of Asian American authors and the lack of recognition that they deserve. I hope many of you will visit AALR’s website and support this organization’s mission.