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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

Released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Nguyen's first novel finds no redemption for survivors.

Evelyn Ch'ien | April 10, 2015 - 1:45pm

Mitski's sad punk songs and sharp cultural critique are not to be overlooked. 

Lilian Min | April 6, 2015 - 9:57am

For April, we bring you an excerpt of Stacey Lee's novel about two girls on the run along the Oregon Trail.

Stacey Lee | April 1, 2015 - 12:23pm

Timothy Tau | April 1, 2015 - 12:47am

The Asian American Literary Review tops Hyphen's list of favorite literary journals.

Abigail Licad | March 29, 2015 - 1:24pm

We've all thought about it.

Nicole S. Chung | March 25, 2015 - 10:07am

This month's poetry is by Jenna Le.

Jenna Le | March 10, 2015 - 2:37pm


Timothy Tau | March 10, 2015 - 4:35am

What do you do if you don't fit the role? Make your own.

Hye Yun | March 3, 2015 - 11:09am

Five Asian American women writers discuss APIA literature, race, identity, the role of APIA-centric publications, favorite books, and more.

Nicole S. Chung | February 19, 2015 - 2:23pm
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