Boy collects “small exotic things”
Poetry: Nicole Seah
Illustration: Angela Sun
"Whiteness loves Our medicines - all artistic, Our cultures,
though doesn't care about:
Our origins, Our pains, Our hardest of times"
Poetry and Music: Luyos MaryCarl
Photography: Tony Chen
"as if to tell us that this kind of murder is nothing
more than peeling rice off the collarbones of our
Poetry: Helli Fang
Illustration: Flavia Chan
"Then, they want you to laugh at the hilarious accents of your uncles: memorize them while they are enchanted and alive across the dinner table, and then trade them in any inebriated room for your social capital"
Poetry: Geena Chen
Illustration: Elizabeth Matus
Poetry: Kai Cheng
Photography: Võ Thiên Việt
Kai Cheng Thom is a transgender spoken word artist, poet, playwright, and writer living in Montreal. Her writing has appeared in Matrix, ditch poetry, xoJane, Montreal Review of Books, and the anthology Where the Nights are Twice of Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets, among other publications. She has performed in venues including Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.