POETRY

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GOLDFISH  by LILY WANG (United States)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

for two cents, the man
answering will reach into the ocean
open another sail & draw

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4AM BRITISH SUMMER TIME by BETHANY ADDO-SMITH (United Kingdom)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

I drink the elderflower air,
poured by the 4am sky,
untouched by eyes.

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JEEPNEY SMOKE  by CHRIS LIM (The Philippines)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Jeepney smoke seeps through the iron rail
to keep him bloodshot. He burrows in the neck
of his shirt, already coughing.

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IMMIGRANT GOES BACK  by NEERAJA KUMAR (India)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Why does the sky appear black from the airplane
even though it’s sweltering noon on the ground?

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POCKETS OF CITY  by TIFFANY LEONG (United States)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

I knew Chinatown best on Saturdays,
the November kind:

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FADED MEMORY  by AALIYAH JALEEL (Canada)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

I remember
That sun-kissed evening in 1914,
The sky met the horizon melting blue and green.

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AMONG THE MEADOWS  by ROSIE JONES (Wales)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Below/ the cherry blossom clouds—amongst the bowing heads—of daisies and—the beat of bees

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LIBRARY  by LAUREN TEH (United Arab Emirates)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Soft sliding susurrations, light lift of page,
A sigh, a huff, a breath, murmurs in the murky quiet,

Rustling, shuffling, low thunder of a rolling ladder.

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THAT'S WHAT THE TUI SAID by OLIVIA GOLDSMITH (New Zealand)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

"Quark querk arck erk"
That’s what the tui* said.

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PATTER TO PETRICHOR  by SANSINDIE SUBASINGHE (Sri Lanka)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

It begins with patter, like the impatient tap
of painted nails, the rain thrums on the roof.

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ODE TO A CURTAIN by NURA OROOJI (South Africa)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Waterfalls of cream and white
with leafy laced foam,
how you flutter in the breeze with not a sound or a moan.

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TO TRINIDAD  by IZRAHMAE SUICO (The Philippines)

Issue 3.2   July 2021

Today, nature is fit in an open, square bus window with Mama obstructing the moving, alfresco greenery.

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REPRESENTATION MATTERS: COUNTERING IMPLICIT BIAS 
by AMY NAM (Canada)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

I stood in front of my bathroom mirror, poking at the skin above my eyes to create double eyelids.

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MOMENTS OF INFLUENCE: A PORTRAIT OF JULIA WHAIPOOTI 
by STELLA WESON (New Zealand)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

"For many of us, this is not a new moment in time," says the young Māori activist.

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MY SPECIAL GRANDMOTHER: CARING DURING COVID
by MAXWELL SURPRENANT (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

I long for the day when lockdown ends and I can safely visit Evie again.

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DEAR FELLOW ASIAN AMERICANS: SPEAKING OUT by CHLOE SOW (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

We often forget how Black communities and Asian communities have stood up for each other.

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BECOMING A HYPER-LOCAL BY SEEING OUR FAULTS by ALLI LOWE (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

The scariest aspect of the Bay Area's disparity is just how little acknowledgement it receives.

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CORONAPARTHEID: RACIAL DISPARITIES DURING THE PANDEMIC by JOSEPH MULLEN (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Racial disparities in the American healthcare system absolutely exist.

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INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR KURT BARLING: THE DISEASE OF RACISM by MILI THAKRAR (United Kingdom)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Discussing racism is of paramount importance; it is also a sensitive and controversial issue.

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SHARING THE ECO-GRIEF: HOPE TO PROPEL US FORWARD by JAYANTI JHA (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Hope means understanding that, while there will be obstacles, we can still make change.

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THE CREED OF CASTE: ENDING CASTEISM THROUGH FEMINISM by PRAVARTIKA WANKHEDE (India)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Hope means understanding that, while there will be obstacles, we can still make change.

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DON'T LET YOUR PRIVILEGE MAKE YOU COMPLACENT by MUSKAAN ARSHAD (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

It is our job to be allies and fight alongside Black Americans for equality.

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RACE AND MUSIC: A PORTRAIT OF PROFESSOR NAOMI ANDRÉ by CLAIRE SWADLING (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Dr. André studies the intersection of gender, race, identity—and opera.

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MY INTERGENERATIONAL TIES: FOSTERING CHANGE by BRIELLE YOUNG (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

The story my grandfather told continues to shape me today.

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COFFEE AND COMMENTARY: THE BIGGER PICTURE by MAY ZHENG (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

Lisa hasn't changed at all from the way I remembered her from the local library.

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YOUNG PEOPLE FOR POLICY CHANGE by RANI CHOR (United States)

Civics in Action Issue              September 2021

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