Author Archive
Legal Limbo: Revisiting Canada's Approach to Refugees

Legal Limbo: Revisiting Canada’s Approach to Refugees

Published in 16.3, by Donna Seto

An acquaintance of mine once asked where I had parked my Mercedes. My initial response was that I didn’t own a Mercedes or a car for that matter. He responded with utter confusion, … more »

C.E. Gatchalian on Falling on Time

C.E. Gatchalian on Falling on Time

By Telihard Paradela

Published in 16.3

C.E. (CHRIS) GATCHALIAN DESCRIBES his new play, Falling in Time, as the most ambitious play he has ever written. “No play has ever taken so much out of me as this play has,” … more »

Thinking of U(pdike)

By Evelyn Lau

Published in 16.2

 

In Summerland, the hours of silence are long.
Even this one life, said to be over in a day,

holds space that stretches to the horizon.
Abundance, then a harvest of loss—

berries … more »

The Lives of Two Strangers in Jen Sookfong Lee's The Better Mother

The Lives of Two Strangers in Jen Sookfong Lee’s The Better Mother

A Book Review by Abhishek Sharma
Published in 16.3

RUMMAGING THROUGH TIME IN Vancouver between 1958 and 1982, Jen Sookfong Lee’s The Better Mother is a tale about the unconventional friendship between two strangers. The initial meeting of the two … more »

To Matsue

By Jim Nawrocki

Published in 16.2

 

Fuji hides,                                                                               silent now like an empty cricket cage.
veiled by torn-edge clouds,                                            That night, I walk over dark stone
a rain gray sky draped                                                       under drizzle as boats drop lanterns
over emergences … more »

Valerie Sing Turner: Ready for the World

Valerie Sing Turner: Ready for the World

By Loretta Seto
Published in 16.4

From a dark night of the soul to a play ready to face the world, Valerie Sing Turner has proved that she is here to stay.

VALERIE SING TURNER is a woman of endless … more...

The Origin of Cherries

By Nancy Kang
Published in 16.4

 

The Origin of Cherries

The Bing cherry was named after Ah Bing, Chinese foreman in 1870s Oregon.

In the photograph he looks small, taut
like a dead magpie that lies on a cool … more »

Widow

By Nancy Kang
Published in 16.4

 

Widow

he is here for a moment, then gone
she stays a little while longer

eating onions with red rims, purple smiles
dreaming of one who slipped on an edge near the river… more »

Coast: July

By Nancy Kang
Published in 16.4

 

Coast: July

 

I press a finger                                                                           at the fading pulse
of your indifference                                                                 a stalk entwined with veined tendrils,
the swell of globed...

Yellow Woman

By Nancy Kang
Published in 16.4

 

Yellow Woman

for Leslie Marmon Silko

she speaks of the sparseness of the bees
who visit in the frenzy of season’s shift
seeking veins of water before the summit
of high noon heat. … more »

Min, Mine

By Nancy Kang
Published in 16.4

 

Min, Mine

ghosts are
sentient, austere, ancestral
like ceramic dust, but heavy as bone-meal
seaweed tangle, the cool blue overpass,
the bent grass, the long looks backwards
but it is not anger, a … more »

Win two tickets to see The Strathcona Chinese Dance Company on Thursday, February 23 (12 noon) at The Dance Centre.

Thanks to everyone who entered, the contest is now closed.

 Special offer to Ricepaper valid only until February 23, 2012. . Only the first person will be contacted with notes on how to obtain VIP passes. Thanks!

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