Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet. In the fall of 2019, Yang will debut her children’s book,  A Map Into the World, a collection titled  What God is Honored Here? : Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color, and a work about refugee lives in America called  Somewhere in the Unknown World.


She is the curating artist for the May 2019 event, Art Is…Our Call for PeaceWriter Kao Kalia Yang, traditional song poet Bee Yang, spoken word artist Kevin Yang, and visual artist  XeeReiter come together on a historic evening that transcends generations and artistic forms to celebrate Hmong art in America. They send a message to the world: If there are good things that emerge from wars at all, then it is us, those who’ve survived to dream of more peaceful possibilities. 

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Special Thanks: East Side Freedom LibraryEDTalks April 2015 presented by AchieveMpls and The Citizen’s League. McDonough Housing Authority.

Production Team: Kate McDonald, Ryan Klabunde, Brennan Vance, Terry Gray, Joe Demko.