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by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維

Trough and wall

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault

Bad Behaviour
you can read and write
all day and night
on the aftermath of trees
you can fix the sun
at a quarter past one
with pushpins in the breeze
you can swim with glee
in the crisping sea
you can rent a shell for the season
you can catch a fish
that has just one wish
that you live without your reason
when the twilight stands
on your upturned hands
you may board a star in motion
which will come to you
as a tube of glue
that you spread on your head like a lotion

Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

Destress Dreaming

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Istanbul Postcards
by Holly Lee

8×10 in, 20×25 cm
60 pages, softcover, perfect binding
isbn: 9781989845158
Published by OCEAN POUNDS

Istanbul Postcards is a piece of creative work, a collaboration between Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, incorporating fiction and photographs in eighteen hand-made postcards of a fabricated journey.

This book documents the project in detail, with life size reproduction of the eighteen original postcards, both front and verso. It also includes an introduction about the project written by Holly Lee.  

In the Fall of 2018, three friends, Lee Ka-sing, Kai Chan and Holly Lee spent almost two weeks traveling in Istanbul. Returning home, flooded with indelible experiences and vibrant memories they re-examined their journey in an art exhibition “A Year After Istanbul”, which eventuated in 2019. Istanbul Postcards was planned to be part of that exhibition.

Istanbul Postcards was produced in 2019, one year after the actual trip in 2018. In the book, Holly Lee described the project, “was actually conceived around March in 2019: as a fiction, a reimagined Journey to Istanbul. It was alleged to be included in A Year After Istanbul. Ka-sing collaborated with me by applying his diptych images from Istanbul and printed out 18 handsome and unique postcards. I wrote little stories on each of them, sent over to a friend Cem Turgay, a photographer who lives in Istanbul, who was supposed to mail them back one by one, to Kai in Toronto. This prankish idea was to cheat Kai, when he received the postcards he would believe, without a single thread of doubt that Ka-sing and I had visited Istanbul for a second time”.

The Istanbul postcards originals were published in DOUBLE DOUBLE, in the 1129-2019 issue. This book is now released in 2021, as Double Double, Winter 2, 2019 under the title “Istanbul Postcards”. The contents were based on the previously mentioned ezine, with additional materials.

“Istanbul Postcards” is available in two versions: POD (print-on-demand) book in perfect binding; and ebook for desktop, iPad or Kindle platform.

Print-on-demand version:
CAD $25.00 (plus tax, shipping)
Purchase this book direct from the printing company BLURB

Ebook version (for desktop, iPad or Kindle)
CAD $4.99 (plus tax), download
Purchase this book direct from BLURB

by Fiona Smyth

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by Kai Chan

Spring Drawing 13, 2021 ink on paper

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DOUBLE DOUBLE issue 0730-2021

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Holly Lee - NIGHT OWL SONATA (in one movement) “Go and stay, go and return. …..”/ Lee Ka-sing "birthday cake. Mahler. the island at afar", a prose-poem in 23 photographs (2021)

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

From the Notebooks, 2010-2021.
Number 96: Tuberous Begonia (June 6, 2021)

Some Trees
by Malgorzata Wolak Dault

Number 86

" O Tree of life, what are your signs of winter?
We're not at one.  We've no instinctive knowledge,
like migratory birds.  Outstrip and late,
we force ourselves on winds and find no welcome
from ponds where we alight..."

Rainer Maria Rilke, from Duino Elegies, The Fourth Elegy, translated byJ. B. Leishman and Stephen Spender,  The Hogarth Press, (London: 1948), p. 49.

Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

Morocco (September, 2014) – We exited the famed leather tannery; our senses permeated with pungent odours, our eyes slightly sensitive from the stinging agents used to soften the leather before processing into goods. At some point we found ourselves lost in the maze of the Medina; possibly due to the noxious fumes and yet we rambled on over cobblestone in search of hidden treasures and friendly faces.

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by Cem Turgay



The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki

Pollution no.2 by Kamelia Pezeshki

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Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black


Excerpt from the new poem:

A wolf’s wedding, a heart’s wet honeymoon: Da Nang Blues

Timethat mad hatter, little dove,
winging us home toward the clouds perched on the mountain and the homes far long at sea.....when we could not see
And the great world spins, little rabbit,  and we are fit
for the Shrinking, the  inging and the inking,
the clutching and the all of it,
your tiny paw in my hand,
our tiny toes scratching records of our life, together,
in the cold, receding sand

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