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Posts Tagged: asian-american writers

How Yellow Is Yellow Enough?

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At the Paris Review, Monica Youn discusses her latest “Twinkie” poem, “Goldacre,” written after last year’s Best American Poetry controversy: It was around the same time that I first heard the insult “Twinkie”—yellow on the outside, white on the inside—a label I brooded over. New acquaintances seemed surprised, judgmental, to learn that I couldn’t speak Korean, had […]

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White Jealousy

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The new Best American Poetry anthology, edited by Sherman Alexie, contains a poem by the very white Michael Derrick Hudson who used the pen-name Yi-Fen Chou to get his poem into publication. Now, Asian American poets are pushing to get readers interested in actual Asian poets, in addition to decrying Hudson’s attempts to game the system: […]

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Number of Asian-American and Latino TV Writers on the Rise

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If the depressing VIDA count has got you down, Colorlines has some news that could lift your spirits. According to the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) the number of Latino and Asian-American television writers has doubled since the year 2000. That’s not to say that the number of screenwriters is actually proportionate to the […]

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