Lam You will see the many-headed hydra of commemoration throughout this special issue, a credit to my co-curators. There will be moments of resistance against the urge altogether, and yet the need and the opportunity to continue grappling with such aftermaths continues. It continues because our global capitalist imperialist drive continues, and this addiction, this compulsion, creates ever more aftermaths. Commemoration is both a necessary and an opportunistic urge.
Literary Journal Review: The Asian American Literary Review
The Asian American Literary Review
AALR, simply put, is one of the best publications out there, and we're not just talking Asian American literature. While most literary journals present a predictable lineup in their table of contents containing a brief selection of poetry, short fiction, visual art, and the occasional book review or essay , AALR pushes boundaries in each issue, featuring original sections like its Forum a series of interactive short essays between several writers about a given topic , as well as creative nonfiction, interviews, translations, musings, marginalia, electronic epistolaries and comic art. Issues often feature more than the usual one or two pieces per writer. Readers get as many as six or more poems per poet, and regularly more than one short story per author.