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Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor


Embracing January Grey

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Night Owl Sonata
by Holly Lee

We want books, more than ever, but in fact we cannot have more books (our walls are fully lined with bookshelves and they are super heavy), and if we do want another book, we make sure it is something important, something irreplaceable, something we always want to touch and read, over and over again. Big tech offers a lighter than air solution. Electronic storage is the next big real estate, stuff all the books in your computer, your Kindle, or in your omnipresent, omnipotent cell phone. Big tech promises no one needs to move their homes in the future. Just cram yourself in that cubicle with the headset on, and build as many lives (or life-styles) as you want. In the metaverse, you could even talk to Proust and ask him, after his big novel “In Search of Lost Time”, if he’s working on another book. Languidly, he turns towards you with a smile; light, and genuine, slightly melancholic. He says slowly, yes. I’m working on another seven volumes. I have a temp title for it: “In Search of Lost Body”. In the next moment, to your surprise, you detect the epic new novel has already been published, just now, in 2022. Occupying a prominent position on the colossal bookshelf, which appears to be a huge muscular wall, snaking and winding its way for hundreds of miles long.



ebook titles available
Istanbul Postcards (Holly Lee)
The Air is like a Butterfly (Holly Lee)
The Diary of Wonders (Tomio Nitto)
Twenty Twenty (Kai Chan)
CODA (Lee Ka-sing)

by Kai Chan

Swirl 2021 Ink on paper

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The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki

From "Weavers of the secret" series by Kamyar Sheisi

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault


White Nights Still Life
between this pair
of pale passages
at bottom
a white vase
the other
at the top
a white cloud
with unruly flowers
between them]
the flowers
all clangour and blare
pulse and sinew
in the air
making this bouquet
barely containable
between vessel
and capping cloud


by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維

when a photograph
is a collage

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DOUBLE DOUBLE issue 1231-2021

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CONTENTS: (Books and e-books) A Life in Publication, written by Holly Lee


Taking Notes
by Jeff Jackson


“ Day Wear Dress “, Christian Dior Exhibition, McCord Museum, Montreal, 2021.


Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee


India (December, 2016) – Notwithstanding the start of a new year; the current climate brings to mind those long stretches waiting in airports. As the omicron variant vigorously germinates; like a great many travel enthusiasts I'm trying to amuse myself waiting for the next adventure to start. Hopefully some time soon with an added sense of immunity. In the meantime back to reminiscing of that time, I enacted private detective in the Kolkata airport.

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From the Notebooks (2010-2021)
by Gary Michael Dault


From the Notebooks, 2010-2021.
Number 118:  Self-Portrait as Charles Chaplin (November 10, 2021)


by Cem Turgay


Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black



our bodies together as they pull against the weathered air, as they creak and pivot and bend toward small openings of warmth and shuttle because they and we shall disappear and to remember that caged or set lose, our bodies the carriage of our hearts, the lantern glass upon which our thoughts and ruminations and divestments radiate, our spirit writ large and wilding against the skin and bone barriers. Our bodies together an ache-laughed temple not because they or we are beautiful but because in their forlorn trappings all and every part of us, together, is magnified there, all that is contained within us, heliography and rhyme pressed hard and knocking against our disappearing time, sung out and spreading. Our winter bodies together. Cadence, whelp, tongue-touch and rhyme.

Warm the winter, if not us

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by Fiona Smyth

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The Book: Eighty Two Photographs
by Lee Ka-sing



A selection of spread pages from the book


Eighty Two Photographs
by Lee Ka-sing


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