— read The International Examiner's full review of Lament in the Night.
Kaya Press celebrated the start of our third year at USC with a fun Welcome Back event last week featuring USC literary orgs Fractal, Southern California Review, Asian Pacific Arts, Gold Line Press, and our DTLA buddies at Writ Large Press. Fun was had by all!
Come hang-out in the Kaya Press offices!
3620 South Vermont Ave.
Kaprielian Hall 120
Los Angeles, CA 90089) on Wednesday Sept. 4th from 5 - 8 p.m., and connect with USC and LA’s literary communities, including Fractal, Southern California Review, Gold Line Press, Writ Large Press, and Asia Pacific Arts. LIT:PUB features mini-workshops, readings, food, drink, and literary hobnobbing!
Now that Waylaid is available as an e-book, Ed Lin shared with us some of his favorite music that inspired Waylaid.
Buy Waylaid as an e-book here!
1. “I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.” by The Clash.
Let’s start with “I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.” by The Clash.I understand that the original Mick Jones composition was kiss-off love song called “I’m So Bored With You” before Joe Strummer added the “S.A.” It’s about rejecting the American goods and culture being forced down the throats of English kids. But if you think that’s boring, spend your entire childhood working at a crappy hotel in Jersey and tell me who’s fucking bored with the U.S.A.
2.”Loose” by The Stooges
"Loose" by The Stooges is a panther, a killer cat. You can feel it lustfully stalking around, ready to jump on anything that moves. The sax makes all the difference in the world, pushing the guitar-bass-drum axis into full sexual drive. Music for boys who want to "stick it deep inside."
Read more below and listen to Ed’s full playlist here on Spotify!