Behind the scenes, we’ve been thinking about better ways to serve our readers and the general public. As a result, we have introduced some exciting changes and improvements at Ricepaper Magazine. In addition to the conceptual cover designs, we’ve recently expanded our editorial coverage to include a regular Writers-In-Dialogue segment and more reportage from across Canada. At the same time, we continue to offer a steady platform for new poetry, creative writing, fiction, profiles and critical arts reviews.
Whether you are a long-time supporter or a new reader of the magazine, we hope that you can appreciate each of our quarterly and thematic issues, which give focus to the Features Section. In this Gender issue, Stephanie Lim uncovers the gendered and cultural expectations of marriage; Amy Chow profiles Fumie von Dehn, a collector of traditional kimonos and an accomplished designer in her own right; dance choreographer Alvin Tolentino shares his views about dancing through gender; and May Q. Wong offers us an intimate, heart-felt story of a daughter’s love and endurance. Illustrator Chloe Chan closes the issue with a full back-page rendering of a Buddhist deity that is both thoughtful and challenging.
Also in this issue, Fiona Tinwei Lam interviews Gillian Sze about Fish Bones, her latest book of poems. Speaking of poetry, you will also find some risky yet relevant new works by Kenji Tokawa and Chris Gatchalian, plus a short but touching new film script by Alphonse Leong.
While the folks at Ricepaper strive to serve the cultural sector to the best of our ability, we welcome any thoughtful and provocative “Letters to the Editor.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and/or reflections on our literary and artistic content.
Thank you for your continued readership!