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Current issues

Starry Island: New Writing from Singapore
Summer 2014
vol. 26, no. 1

Bright as an Autumn Moon: Fifty Poems from the Sanskrit
Winter 2013
vol. 25, no. 2


Back issues

Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World
Summer 2013
vol. 25, no. 1

On Freedom: Spirit, Art, and State
Winter 2012
vol. 24, no. 2

Sky Lanterns: New Poetry from China, Formosa, and Beyond
Summer 2012
vol. 24, no. 1

Almost Heaven: On the Human and Divine
Winter 2011
vol. 23, no. 2

Stories and poems that focus on the human capacity to lead altruistic lives, and the place of evil in the world as well as the role of spirituality.

Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa
Summer 2011
vol. 23, no. 1

Celebrating the resurgence of Okinawan literature, through ancient lyrics, contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry, newly translated into English.

Wild Hearts: Literature, Ecology, and Inclusion
Winter 2010
vol. 22, no. 2

A mix of U.S. and international writers consider the meanings of wildness in stories, interviews, memoir, performance art, poetry, and natural history. Each offers a fresh perspective on the human capacity for love, reverence, or violence.

Andha Yug: The Age of Darkness
Summer 2010
vol. 22, no. 1

A new edition of the post-Partition play by Dharamvir Bharati; translated and introduced by Alok Bhalla.

Lucky Come Hawaii
Winter 2009
vol. 21, no. 2

A new, revised edition of the 1965 classic by Jon Shirota.

Voices from Okinawa: Featuring Three Plays by Jon Shirota
Summer 2009
vol. 21, no. 1

Features through literature the rich and remarkable culture of Japan’s southernmost islands. In this landmark publication—the first literary anthology showcasing Okinawan Americans—Okinawan voices are heard in plays, essays, and interviews.

Enduring War: Stories of What We Have Learned
Winter 2008
vol. 20, no. 2

The stories, essays, and poems in this volume render the effects of war in our time and the shadows they cast, from the Pacific campaigns of World War II to genocide under the Khmer Rouge to hostilities in the Middle East.

Gates of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination
Summer 2008
vol. 20, no. 1

In these works, past and present conflicts—some resolved and some not—are illuminated by literature, uncovering the complexities, subtleties, gestures, and necessary deliberations of forgiveness and healing. The urgency of such deliberations is captured by guest editor Barry Lopez when he asks, "Who will heed the plea of Everychild for a less brutal future?"

Maps of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination
Winter 2007
vol. 19, no. 2

"The ice is melting in the north," writes Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onanadaga Nation, in an oration to world leaders that begins this collection. His words are a call for humanity to heal a wound in our relationship to the natural world. They are also a powerful metaphor expressing the fragility and uncertainty of the future in general — the result of global declines in justice, equality, and civility.

Crossing Over: Partition Literature from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Summer 2007
vol. 19, no. 1
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A collection of stories and essays that capture the responses and emotions of ordinary people during the tragedy of Partition and the 1971 civil war that transformed East Pakistan into the independent nation of Bangladesh. Written by some of the finest authors—in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and English—from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Where the Rivers Meet: New Writing from Australia
Winter 2006
vol. 18, no. 2

A collection of new fiction, essays, and poetry from Australia, a complex society and a country with a multilayered history.

Beyond Words: Asian Writers on Their Work
Summer 2006
vol. 18, no. 1

A cross-section of contemporary Asian authors discussing their aesthetics, ethics, working conditions, and influences. Essays, poems, memoirs, and interviews provide a fascinating and revealing portrait of authors from China, Tibet, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, and the Philippines.

Varua Tupu: New Writing from French Polynesia
Winter 2005
vol. 17, no. 2

The first anthology of its kind, offering English-speaking readers the stories, memoirs, poetry, photography, and paintings of a French Polynesian artistic community that has been growing in strength since the 1960s.

Blood Ties: Writing across Chinese Borders
Summer 2005
vol. 17, no. 1

Fiction, poetry, and essays from people who share the designation “Chinese but who have experienced generations of migration, displacement, ethnic mixing, and separation from home.

Jungle Planet and Other New Stories
Winter 2004
vol. 16, no. 2

Fiction, biography, and drama by authors from the U.S., Singapore, Brazil, Philippines, Korea, and Nepal.

In the Shadow of Angkor
Summer 2004
vol. 16, no. 1

Fiction, essays, and memoirs from Cambodia guest-edited by Sharon May

The Mystified Boat
Winter 2003
vol. 15, no. 2

Postmodern fiction from China guest-edited by Herbert J. Batt

Mercury Rising
Summer 2003
vol. 15, no. 1

Contemporary poetry from Taiwan guest-edited by Arthur Sze and Michelle Yeh

Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America
Winter 2002
vol. 14, no. 2

Guest-edited by Jenny Ryun Foster, Frank Stewart, and Heinz Insu Fenkl

Two Rivers
Summer 2002
vol. 14, no. 1

Vietnamese writing from America and Viet Nam guest-edited by Kevin Bowen and Nguyen Ba Chung

Secret Places
Winter 2001
vol. 13, no. 2

Writing from Nepal guest-edited by Samrat Upadhyay and Manjushree Thapa

Silence to Light: Japan and the Shadows of War
Summer 2001
vol. 13, no. 1

Writing from and about World War II Japan guest-edited by Leza Lowitz

Song of the Snow Lion
Winter 2000
vol. 12, no. 2

Writing from Tibet guest-edited by Tsering Shakya & Herbert J. Batt

Silenced Voices
Summer 2000
vol. 12, no. 1

Writing from Indonesia guest-edited by John McGlynn

The Wounded Season
Winter 1999
vol. 11, no. 2

Writing from Korea guest-edited by Susie Jie Young Kim

Land beneath the Wind
Summer 1999
vol. 11, no. 1

Writing from Malaysia guest-edited by K. S. Maniam and Daizal Rafeek Samad

Inland Shores
Winter 1998
vol. 10, no. 2

Nature writing from Western Canada guest-edited by Charlene Gilmore

The Zigzag Way
Summer 1998
vol. 10, no. 1

Writing from China guest-edited by Arthur Sze

Century of Dreams
Winter 1997
vol. 9, no. 2

Writing from the Philippines guest-edited by Eric Gamalinda and Alfred A. Yuson

Homeland
Summer 1997
vol. 9, no. 1

Writing from New Zealand guest-edited by Reina Whaitiri and Robert Sullivan

Seeing the Invisible
Winter 1996
vol. 8, no. 2

Women’s fiction from Korea guest-edited by Bruce Fulton

Summer 1996
vol. 8, no. 1

Stories and poems from the Pacific coast of South America; poetry guest-edited by James Hoggard

Winter 1995
vol. 7, no. 2

Writing from Viet Nam guest-edited by Nguyen Nguyet Cam and Kevin Bowen

Summer 1995
vol. 7, no. 1

Fiction from Japan guest-edited by Leza Lowitz

Winter 1994
vol. 6, no. 2

Fiction, poetry, native folk tales, and essays from the Russian Far East guest-edited by Adele Barker

Summer 1994
vol. 6, no. 1

Post-Tiananmen Square poetry from the People’s Republic of China guest-edited by Arthur Sze

Winter 1993
vol. 5, no. 2

Fiction, poetry, and memoirs from Australia guest-edited by Christina Thompson

Summer 1993
vol. 5, no. 1

Fiction, poetry, plays, and interviews from the Pacific Islands guest-edited by Vilsoni Hereniko

Fall 1992
vol. 4, no. 2

Fiction and poetry from Mexico guest-edited by Hernan Lara Zavala and Darlaine Mahealani Dudoit

Spring 1992
vol. 4, no. 1

Fiction and poetry from the Philippines guest-edited by Alfred A. Yuson

Fall 1991
vol. 3, no. 2

Fiction by women from Japan guest-edited by Masao Miyoshi

Spring 1991
vol. 3, no. 1

Fiction and poetry from Indonesia guest-edited by John McGlynn

Fall 1990
vol. 2, no. 2

Fiction from Korea guest-edited by Kim Uchang

Spring 1990
vol. 2, no. 1

Fiction, poetry, and oral narratives from Papua New Guinea guest-edited by David Roskies and Darlaine Mahealani Dudoit

Spring-Fall 1989
vol. 1, nos. 1-2

Fiction from the People’s Republic of China guest-edited by Howard Goldblatt