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Asian Canadian

Her voice sliced through bar chatter. “A shot and a beer.”

She pointed to the special on the board. The bartender nodded, sanctioning Kareena’s boldness with the movement of her half-ponytail.

“Do you take credit?”

The woman’s look of approval … more »

In 2016, Philip Huynh was the co-winner of the Emerging Writers Award. Philip Huynh’s stories have been widely published in literary journals and in the Journey Prize Anthology.   As the son of immigrants, Huynh’s stories revolve around the Vietnamese diaspora … more »

One day in Hong Kong, a strange forum post caught my attention. “Wedding Witness Needed ASAP”. The topic creator wrote that they were scheduled to be married the next day but one of their two witnesses had bailed. They needed … more »

Patriarchy

How is a daughter

named? My mother pleads

to the librarian tapping

dewey decimals for the Hanja dictionary;*

a weary oracle of bastards, retards

and girls. Perhaps she pulls

my eyelids; probing

for floaters, films,

blemishes, basic faults… more »

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