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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

Dream of Me as Water

By David Ly

Moving beyond the themes of race, identity, and personhood navigated in Mythical Man, David Ly’s second book of poetry, Dream of Me as Water, explores ways of being that are not beholden to the expectations of others. Using water as his central metaphor, Ly meditates on how ... 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

Postscripts from a City Burning

By Sam Cheuk

How does one write a preemptive eulogy for their hometown, a transient metropolis arriving at its last stop? Composed over a span of three months, Postscripts from a City Burning reassembles the embers left behind by the 2019 Hong Kong protests (and ultimately failed coup), weaving ... Read more

seas move away

By Joanne Leow

Meditating on exile, loss, diaspora, authoritarian law, and altered ecologies, Joanne Leow's debut collection spans from the would-be Eden of hyper-planned and surveilled Singapore to an uneasy settling in the Canadian Prairies, seeking answers to the question of what is lost ... Read more

The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak

By Grace Lau

The poems in The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak explore the many identities, both visible and invisible, that a body contains. With influences from pop culture, the Bible, tech, and Hong-Kongese history, these pieces reflect and reveal how the stories of immigrants in ... Read more

The Long Holiday

By Christian Kako

Throughout the book, Christian Kako expresses the idea that we are born now because it's in the middle of a bell curve spread out over the whole of human history on which all births can be imaginarily tabulated. Pandemics and viral causes were given short shrift in comparison ... 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