She has never married
the relatives whisper
while she is led to the children’s
table. Her silk cheongsam
winks gold and turquoise blue
underneath restaurant lights …

Poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Jean Eng is a visual artist and poet from Toronto. She is the author of Festival of All Souls (Inanna Publications), a debut collection of poetry. Her writing has appeared in journals in Canada, the US, and the UK. These include CV2, Grain, the New Quarterly, Room, Vallum, and most recently the Fiddlehead and Orange Blossom Review.


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