MusingWith: Poem & Responses

MusingWith: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Kandice Chuh, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Kimiko Hahn, Jennifer Hayashida, Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, Kyoo Lee, Russell C. Leong & Simon Leung Series guest-edited by Kyoo Lee Table of Contents Turquoise Shade, by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge ………………………………… 1 after and before, by Kandice Chuh ……………………………………………….. 2 A diagram: five shades of turquoise, by Patricia Ticineto Clough … 3 [Continue Reading...]

Symposium Image & Word: Villain/elle: Shimomura Cross Over in the Flat of the Night

Villain/elle: Shimomura Cross Over  in the Flat of the Night Bao Phi,  in response to Roger Shimomura’s  Shimomura Crossing the Delaware   after Dylan Thomas and Lupe Fiasco   Shimo’ cross over in the flat of the night Home of the coolie, displaced Native, land of the slave Paddle over tongues of water, Colonialist’s Delight. [Continue Reading...]

Poetry: Mia Ayumi Malhotra

Mia Ayumi Malhotra Poems   Crossing   Seen from here, your distant dark’s a cut-paper silhouette, spindles wild along the sea’s hem– an endless forgetting. Land springs from the impossible seam between water & sky, our shadows stretch then shorten, smudge the hollows of your face gray with stuck sand, sallow light sucked in eyeholes, [Continue Reading...]