Sushi Grass in Paradise (a story)
by Holly Lee
(37) The Library
A fine September morning. On Dufferin and Alma Street, from the bus stop opposite a massive construction site, Mrs. Bento and Chai took the number 29A northbound bus to Bloor Street West, where they would get off and walk down south along Gladstone Avenue. Just a small block east of Dufferin Street stood the Bloor/Gladstone Library. Chai saw a Heritage Toronto plaque in front of the building and started reading it. The library was inaugurated in 1913, more than a hundred years old. The building design is a Beaux Arts adaptation of the Italian Renaissance style, with an addition of a contemporary glass pavilion on its western side in 2009, the renovation has doubled the space of the library.
From the Notebooks (2010-2019)
by Gary Michael Dault
No.7: Inflamed Organ, Nov.17, 2014.
by Fiona Smyth
Adjacency, Series Two
written by Gary Michael Dault
based on photogaph by Lee Ka-sing
No. 8: Story and the large tree
touch this cracking tree
become an outlet
in the sky
sear the air
they haveth cinders
Note: The phrase "haveth cinders everywhere" in the last line of my poem is my corruption of a famous line in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake *(1939) which alludes to the fact that Joyce's protagonist/world-dreamer, H.C Earwicker (whose dream Finnegan's Wake actually is) is also known as "Here Comes Everybody." It is also said of him that he "haveth childers (i.e. children) everywhere." Earwicker's "childers" became my "cinders."
Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee
Madagascar (March, 2010) – After a couple hours of rumbling through dirt roadways we arrive to meet our "zebu 4x4" for passage towards "the baobabs". For several hours, these beautiful beasts carted through harvested rice paddies, small tributaries and muddy ponds filled with wild blue hyacinths. Despite the jarring transportation, the surrounding canvass was spectacular.
by Kai Chan
he is a professor friend of mine called my office just day after my father died. never forget the date!
by Shelley Savor
Seven Duets a Week
Lee Ka-sing began his diptych project in 2014. Over the years, more than a thousand diptychs were created. He describes the project as spontaneously as brush strokes on the pages of a sketchbook, or, a poem written daily. He calls these juxtaposition diptychs DUETS.
SEVEN DUETS A WEEK, is a weekly compiled inbox publication, with selection from his new and earlier diptychs. These diptych photographs, are also available as open editions in the format of 6.25 x 13 inches each.
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Lee Ka-sing - 50 GLADSTONE AVENUE, a documentation / Holly Lee - The Church, Sushi Grass in Paradise (A story) / Xing Danwen, Venice, 1994, OP Editions
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