CURRENTS: A Ricepaper Anthology
I feel as though my partner, who is herself Asian, is subtly accusing me of racism. I’m embarrassed. I’m just curious, I say. What’s wrong with that?
– Benjamin Hertwig, “An Uncomplicated Whiteness”
“Con không được nói ‘not fair’ nữa. Nói nữa là mẹ đánh đòn.”
You’re not allowed to say “not fair” anymore, she said. Any more and I’ll spank you.
So I stopped.
– Linda Nguyen, “Pre-Elementary, My Dear Monkey”
Light switches guide you through the house. One on, the next off, so that you’re never standing in the dark.
– Emi Kodama, “A Collection Of Rooms”
The ashes fell, scattering over his shadow as he walked through the knotted streets of Tokyo, memories of memories whispered towards the past.
– Aaron Tang, “De Vivre Sa Vie”
“An irregular bite mark flashed on his right shoulder.”
– Dung Kai-Cheung, translated by Nick Stember, “Crooked Teeth”
i heard from my mother that
i must be a complete person
before i can love.
– Lisa Zhang, “the gardener”
Presenting 2016’s best works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction by Asian and Asian Canadian writers published in Ricepaper Magazine.
Aaron Tang Aileen Santos Anna Wang Yuan Benjamin Hertwig Carousel Calvo Céline Chuang
Cheonhak Kwon John Mokrynskyj (Translator) Hana Kim (Trans.) Do Nguyen Mai Dung Kai-cheung
Nick Stember (Trans.) Hannah Polinski Emi Kodama Frances Du Helen Tran Jane Aiko Komori
Jasmine Gui JF Garrard Joanne Leow Kawai Shen Li Charmaine Anne Linda Nguyen Lisa Zhang
Mary Chen Raine Ling Stanford Cheung Zeng Xiaowen Alison Bailey (Trans.)
Kane Tan Matthew Stepanic Roland Tanglao Wanda Yee Val Lem Vanessa Lowe
Saki Serizawa Anna Wang Annick MacAskill Christine Wu Carmen Tiampo Gavin Hee
Lauren Dembicky Peggy Thompson KS Dawn Chow Floyd Sully Xu Xi Imogene Lim
Susan Pieters John Matsui Sylvia Tran Ellen Matsui Gary Yee Andrea Ocampo
Kristen Wong Chelsea Rooney Raymond Nakamura Janet Lumb Jennifer Pham Brendon Soltis
James Kim Doretta Lau Anonymous Linda Point Jason Li Sennah Yee Caiming Ysng
Guillaume Morissette Walter Quan Wiley Ho June Chow Louis Lapprend M Moore
Cecilia Yuan Liu Jessica Purver Helen Koyama Linda Lum Kaitlyn Tsuruda Vincent Ternida
Hailey Mah Jonathan Lin Rudy Thauberger Helen Tran Lori Leong Melissa Roach
Jake Byrne Caroline Teng Alice Poon David Ng Edwin Lee Anita Chong Elyse Bouvier
Regina Abby Ho Stephanie Oliver George Kerrie Seljak-Byrne Tamara Jong
Michael Beck Mikayla Fawcett Minghui Yu