Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul–Lambda Finalist (Reading May 24)

Books and Publications, Readings and Events, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul

I found out recently that Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul has been recognized as a Lambda Finalist this year in the all-new category of Transgender Poetry. That is an amazing honor! Thank you, Lambda Literary. I will be reading at the Lambda Finalist reading on May 24 at the West Hollywood City Hall. Los […]

March 26, 2016

Reading 3/22 Laguna Hills! 1pm :)

Readings and Events

 Hope folks can come by. I know a lot of folks in Laguna Hills. A lot of amazing writers and people and friends, and I am so honored to be reading with them.  I’ll be reading from my latest book, Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. “The Spoken Word Club will feature Ryka Aoki at […]

March 21, 2016

Thank you to Swarthmore!

Community, Readings and Events

This is why I visit colleges… I think I’ll always love learning and sharing… “Ryka Aoki’s visit to Swarthmore was nothing short of extraordinary. Her readings from all three of her books were hilarious, deeply moving, and thought-provoking all at once. By far the most memorable part of her time here, however, was our post-reading […]

September 2, 2015


Readings and Events

Sometimes, I do a different sort of performance. This is a martial arts set! Ryka   May 29-30: Introducing….QUEER REBELS FEST! Two nights of provocative performance by queer and trans artists of color! From the Third World Student strikes to LA Riots to Black Lives Matter movement, we examine spaces of separation and solidarity among communities of […]

May 22, 2015