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Chinatown Ghosts

By Jim Wong-Chu

Jim Wong-Chu is a legend in the Asian Canadian writing community. As founder of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (and its magazine Ricepaper), he constantly encouraged and inspired writers across the country to get their work published and acknowledged, from Paul Yee and ... Read more

Chinese Blue

By Weyman Chan

Drawing on more than two thousand years of ancient Chinese tradition that present diverse philosophical modes of being, whether it be the spiritual teachings of Kong Zi or Lao Tzu, the military dicta of Sun Tzu or the complex sensibilities expressed by poets such as Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju, ... Read more

Enough To Be Mortal Now

By Rienzi Crusz

In his most recent volume of poetry, Rienzi Crusz?s preoccupations have not substantially changed, but his perspectives have shifted. Still deeply conscious of time and place, here he concerns himself with broader existential concerns, with love and hope, and tragedy, death, ... Read more

Flesh, Tongue

By Yaya Yao

In this brilliant and provocative first collection, Yaya Yao confronts her inherited fragmented self and her hunger for a home, using scraps of personal and communal memory to bridge languages, worldviews, and physical distance from her ancestoral homeland. Bits of Cantonese, ... Read more

Music at the Heart of Thinking

By Fred Wah

The music of thinking. The thinking of music. Music at the Heart of Thinking is a poetry that works through language as the true practice of thought and improvisation as the tool that listens to and notates thinking. From jazz, the unpredictable ad lib driving itself from itself. ... Read more

Salt in My Life

By Lien Chao

A sense of poetic and textual fluidity permeates this collection?embracing natural sounds such as heartbeats, electronic beeps, explosive thunderstorms, splashing raindrops, audible stillness, and eternal silence, as well as musical sounds and songs. The author uses different ... Read more

Then There Were No Witnesses

Translated by Ahilan
By Ahilan

Translated from Tamil into English by Geetha Sukumaran. In recent times, Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka has taken a new turn, serving as a countermemory--a witness to torture, loss, trauma, and exile. Ahilan gives us a unique voice and style, in which he expresses the trauma of ... Read more

Time Between, The

By Patria Rivera

In The Time Between, poems burrow deep inside rusty rooms, the brachiated hearts of sleepless women, the anguish pounding the fault lines of monsoons and long rains, the sheets of ancient wound and anger, the littered and abandoned alleyways of shell-shocked hamlets and towns. ... Read more

To Love the Coming End

By Leanne Dunic

In To Love the Coming End, a disillusioned author obsessed with natural disasters and 'the curse of 11' reflects on their own personal earthquake: the loss of a loved one. A lyric travelogue that moves between Singapore, Canada, and Japan, this debut from Leanne Dunic captures ... Read more