• Joyce Gao

    finding coldness

    making sense of brain dumps

    April 8, 2021
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      In praise of coldness by Jane Hirshfield   “If you wish to move your reader,” Chekhov wrote, “you must write more coldly.”   Herakleitos recommended, “A dry soul is best.”   Flicking the page’s edge, I frowned at these two stanzas. From my experience and those of many of my friends who write, I […]

    a hidden front

    racism in the pandemic from an asian perspective

    March 11, 2021
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    For the majority of the U.S. population, March marks a year since the beginning of the pandemic. For me, a Chinese international student studying in the States, the chaos began in early January, when news of COVID-19 was still just an internet punchline next to more pressing issues, and the rest of the world went […]