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Ghosts from Underground Love

Laura Nys writes about young women exchanging love letters in a juvenile reformatory, and how the dilemma between privacy protection and rendering visibility is addressed by the art of Lam Wong

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Central Incisor

Jocelin Kee explores the relationships that surround a place, and what it means to care for objects

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What Sickness You Can Live With

Trisha Low, Hay, and tshirt speak with us on feeling their way through worlds, proximal intimacies, and writing both in and about fandom

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The More Loving One

Jimin Kang on translation as a protracted, recurring, and painful process comparable to love

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A Pedagogy of Unwellness

Mimi Khúc interrogates the myth of meritocracy, ableism in the academy, and mental health's insistence on wellness

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Lateral Incisor

Jocelin Kee illustrates the everyday upkeep of a strange museum

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today, tomorrow, and the day after that

Andrea Chu writes about slice of life, everyday routines, and other kinds of stories

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From K-pop Fan to Translator: In Conversation with Shanna Tan

Shanna Tan discusses Korean healing fiction, the translation scene in Singapore, and the dream of starting her own bookstore

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But Survival Doesn’t Work Like That: On Self-Publishing and Wan Sik Press

Michael Leung shares a note on experiments in self-publishing

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Dailyrium

Shreyasi Pathak considers how crip time shapes the archive

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In Observance: staying with the body, with Palestine at the United Nations

Tara Fatehi interferes with the rhythm by bringing movement and attention into the archive

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I want to name that…

Larissa Pham traces the origins of her unlanguaged feelings, and the process of coming to terms with them

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And Yet

Ysabelle Cheung connects apocalyptic narratives and reality tv, bookstore closures and writing workshops, fear and death and community and more

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Gifts

Ethan Luk writes about disappearing phone booths, letter writing, daily assemblies, a magnolia alba tree, hotel rooms, and more

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How to Catch a Minnow

Emily Ogden asks how to love in conditions of uncertainty

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Night Work

Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross introspects on writing, belief, and motherhood during a night walk

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To Float on Open Waters

Mina Wang Zhou reflects on navigating the aquatics of tension

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Gambles Against Time

Sarp Renk Özer of AVTO speaks with Merve Ünsal on cultivating arts organisations from scratch, and helping them survive

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The Scream and the Whisper

Yaniya Lee speaks with two friends about language and power, Blackness and signification, and strategising ways of being

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Elsewhere

Urvi Kumbhat shares a poem on return without nostalgia, desires playing truant, and living in the ellipses between countries

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Misalignment

Urvi Kumbhat shares a poem on listening to the way the body speaks

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Sacks and Skins, or a Bag Full of Holes

Summer Kim Lee considers what to carry and what to shed, even in moments of disruption and upheaval

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The grave in every name, or how else to be a good melancholic?

Kang Kang explores the temporalities and ethics of grief work, and losses that refuse “successful mourning”

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@silvermuon: an avatar, an invitation

Amber Jamilla Musser uses an IG alter ego to explore issues around Black femininity and the terms of representation

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BLOODHOUNDS MANIFESTO

Sam Chan and Paul C. Fermin keep their hands up and chin down

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Book Begins with Beech

Lana Lin explores legacies of imperial naming practices, and the urgency to speak out against injustice

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Temporal Text

Furen Dai charts shifts in language within US census forms across several decades, which speak to larger social transformations

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From Within the Fog

Trisha Low’s lyric ruminations on art writing, gestures of refusal, and the unresolvable desire for shared utopia amidst crisis and collapse

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Yellow Skin, White Gold

Anne Anlin Cheng reconsiders Asiatic femininity, racialised embodiment, and the confusion between persons and things

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3SUMS | what keeps you awake?

Minh Nguyen, Carlos Quijon, Jr., and Sharon Lee discuss private infernos, birdsongs, and the fluttering of a moth

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The City Doesn't Love You Back: A Conversation on Artistic Distance

Oscar Chan, Lau Hiu Tung, and Eunice Tsang discuss “stalking” Hong Kong, transnational art-making, and curating “Hong Kong” shows

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Poetry & Fiction

Sunita

Jiaqi Kang explores the formation of self-awareness through two childhood friends who drift apart