Asian American Pacific Islander Writers: Nonfiction and Poetry

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Avid Bookshop is committed to deliberately creating a more equitable workplace and community, and to amplify the voices of BIPOC writers. We encourage you to read and support the work of these Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) writers. This list is by no means comprehensive, but only a sampling of the work of AAPI writers we are currently carrying.

Please support the work of community leaders like Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJCAsian Immigrant Women Advocates, and Red Canary Song to honor the lives of fellow Georgians Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michaels, and Xiaojie Tan.

Explore our Fiction and Kid's & YA lists as well.

Books: 
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Divine Fire: Poems (Georgia Review Books) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820358840
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 2021

Sight Lines Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595592
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 9th, 2019

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin) Cover Image
By Chen Chen, Jericho Brown (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683339
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017

My Baby First Birthday Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793811
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Published: Tin House Books - May 12th, 2020

Night Sky with Exit Wounds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556594953
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016

Hybrida: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358414
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 27th, 2020

Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

Not Here Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895095
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 10th, 2018

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Engine Empire: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393346480
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 5th, 2013

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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

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A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South Cover Image
By Cinelle Barnes (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938235719
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Published: Hub City Press - October 6th, 2020

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Go Home! Cover Image
By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Editor), Viet Nguyen (Foreword by), Alexander Chee (Contribution by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781936932016
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Published: Feminist Press - March 13th, 2018

Females Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781788737371
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Published: Verso - October 29th, 2019

Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

Fairest: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525561309
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Viking - May 26th, 2020

Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781607748878
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 5th, 2016