The Disciple

By Wong Chun Ying

She was surprised to see that he still smoked the same cigarettes, after all these years. It was what she used to run to get for him, when he started getting jittery and started pacing in the editorial room. Marlboro Black Menthol “without legs,” ng jiu goek.

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Bopomofo Practice: Two Translations

By Lin Yi / Translation by May Huang

ㄅ is but, ㄅ falls lightly / you say but no, but you can’t read / but ㄅㄆ is bravely practicing / bravely practicing words that look like snakes

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Three Poems by Nicole Lee

In the house that he built as / the 60s were turning I / find myself standing where I was / once a smart alec kid going / places who sort of looked down / on her parents who wanted the / life reached by climbing a stair / that began somewhere else

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How We Will Remember

By Ploi Pirapokin

What happens after a fire? Who dusts, sweeps, and tosses the remains out into open fields, to sow, replant, and tend to new growth? Do you need to know how a burn feels to recognize what it is like to be soothed?

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