Poetry | Kim Kyung-ju

My absent baby is cutting the sunshine coming into the room

Going toward the sunshine which cuts earthworms discharging blood

Poetry | Kim Kyung-ju

like a dry stick on an ink stone, the river is freezing

Non-fiction | ALR

Our latest issue is out!

We've had an exciting collaboration with Australia's Griffith Review in putting together a joint issue. Click on the title for a selection of what's available, or enter the world of Stress Management with Glenn Diaz, find out why Prodita Sabarini won't Let Bygones be Bygones, and discover the poetry of Manan Karki and ko ko thett.

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News & Events | ALR

 

23 April 2015 - Hong Kong Bar Hop - Dino Mahoney

19 January 2015 - Connectedness and Conflict - Michael Vatikiotis

12 January 2015 - Can we ever agree to agree? - Alvin Pang

For other recent blog posts, click here.

Fiction | Anis Shivani

The strongest man on the job fell and hurt his back, and ended up in hospital for weeks, abandoning a lovely young wife to temptation and scandal. Things were never the same for Hafiz, the innocent bystander – not at the godown, not anywhere else.

Fiction | Michael Vatikiotis

Dr Ren had never seen the real thing before. He’d read about it, of course. He’d seen pictures. He knew the penalties, like everyone else.

 
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In this Issue

Non-fiction | ALR Staff

 

We've had an exciting collaboration with Australia's Griffith Review in putting together a joint issue. For a taste of our selection, scroll down to enter the world of Stress Management in call centres with Glenn Diaz, find out why Prodita Sabarini won't Let Bygones be Bygones after the Indonesian purges of 1965, and discover the poetry of Manan Karki and ko ko thett.

Read all about Issue 28 in From the Editors, and there's more here.

 

 

 

 

 

Non-fiction | ALR Staff

 

This issue is the result of our collaboration with Griffith Review. Australia and Asia are anything but homogenous: each contains large populations of people whose identities - race, religion, values, politics - differ widely, often violently. To many of them, labels such as 'Australian' or 'Asian' are too broad to be meaningful. Read more...

 

Fiction | Glenn Diaz

 

Glenn Diaz's 'Stress Management' takes us behind the scenes in a Philippines call centre for a grimly humorous account of a soul-sapping industry. Read more...

Media

Video | Jang Jin-sung

At Poetry Parnassus.

Jang Jin-sung is a North Korean defector, and...

Video | Liu Xiaobo

The Nobel laureate's love poem to his wife.

You Wait For Me With Dust was first published in the Asia Literary Review in...

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Reviews

‘There are more poets than stray dogs in this country,’ Thitsar Ni, a leader of a Burmese poetic pack was heard to lament at a Yangon teashop. Burma/Myanmar, with its diverse literary and oral traditions, should not surprise you if it brags the highest density on earth of poets per square mile.

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