“intergenerational tragedies” by Sohyoung Jeong1 min read

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Illustration by Arty Guava

i twist the spines of
my mother’s green onion stems
products of
caramelized trauma spun into
salted relationships

through my busy thumbs
gluing her past to my present
in a man’s glazed garden

yanking rice vinegar
the gritted bones
that outline my mother’s face.



Sohyoung Jeong is an undergraduate at Vassar College, with recent publications in PORTRAIT Magazine, NYU’s Generasian Magazine, and Paper Crane Journal. In her free time, you might find her cooking noodles or on her notes app.

Lay Hoon aka Arty Guava is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Vancouver. She grew up in Malaysia and spent most of her adult life in Singapore before moving to Canada. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering but chose to make a career switch after about 1 year of working in the field. Art and Design have always been her calling. She is passionate about culture, people and nature and how these themes interact with each other.  

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