Asian Canadian, Asian Australian. We often think of identifiers like these in largely national terms. But many similar cultural and historical experiences bind us that have given rise to a more global identity. In this borderless hyphen-nation, we enjoy consuming … more »
Alissa Cho doesn’t write “From: Aunt Alissa and Uncle Stevie” on the Christmas presents anymore. She and Stevie fight too much now and she worries if she writes their names side by side then whatever is inside the Christmas wrappings … more »
You were the Sawdust Boy. That’s what everybody called you back when there were no electric stoves in the village.
Elderly women making bets with their husbands’ cigarette money on the street corner would look up and shake their colourful … more »
A Korean-born man (John Cho) finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman (Haley Lu Richardson) who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, … more »
In the end, the chair has lost its owner.
The chair grinds out bad cells, the wind on the chair
is caught in the throat as it takes one final breath.
Nightmare finally over, never again will the … more »
Komla Begum strode with great purpose down the aisles of the grocery store. Every footfall was audible and every step was a huff. She was angry that her daughter had broken a ceramic bowl, angry that her son had returned … more »
My father is resting alone
beneath the sacred lights, while
I cradle in dismay, surrounded by
Elders coercing me to compose
and read him a eulogy at the altar.
His hands are cold, tender
yet embalmed. Mine are temperate,
condemning … more »
Summer drapes itself across clear blue skies and warm, lazy weekends. Even on the occasional rainy day, it sings behind the cloud cover.
You hold on to a fading dream about cats, about an adorable black or white kitten, before … more »