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Ricepaper Magazine

Summer rain dripped down, thinning the air. Although it was a warm day, the fried Chinese cruller dipped in hot soy milk made for a refreshing breakfast. The soup dumplings and hot tea were another welcome and complementary pairing. We … more »

metronome of knife to cutting board
a chorus of sounds

my eyes well up as
she continues without a single tear

down the hall, the piercing smells
overtake us

she hums and mutters
moving to her own beat

a small … more »

Personal Taxonomy by Peter KS Yu

Tamagawa Kanjin. This was my father’s name. He told me that Tamagawa is Japanese for marble river. Such a conflicted meaning–marble does not flow. Other translations, jewel river and bullet river, are just as poetic and unclear. But … more »

I always had a penchant for doing things I wasn’t supposed to, especially as a child. One hazy summer, I was poking around on my mother’s silver MacBook, feeling quite clever for having cracked her not-so-difficult password: my full name. … more »

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