If you’ve noticed my FB/website activities lately, you might know that I’m in the process of starting and running an Asian Art Collective with a bunch of amazing artists and people.

One of the things we’ve also set out to do as part of the Art Collective is to start a literary magazine, called LooseLeaf.

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LooseLeaf seems to capture everything we’ve been dreaming up, in all its chaos, freedom and ideals. Having to navigate as a South East Asian in a literary field, in North America has been an arduous and challenging journey. But I also believe that the last six years have given me what I need to envision a present and future that I can throw my whole being into.

The word ‘leaf’ in chinese is 「葉」, pronounced ‘yè’. It is the same word used in tree leaves, and a leaf of paper, much like the english. The third tone of the same pinyin, ‘yĕ’, means 「野」, which means wild.

If anything, I would like to be LooseLeaf in its wild abandon, that when read properly, becomes meaningful.

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You can check out our Arts collective HERE, and follow us on FACEBOOK.
If you are an Asian Artist looking for community in Toronto, we’d love to hear from you. 🙂
If you believe in supporting greater representation in the arts, we’d love to hear from you also, we are always in need of allies!

Posted by:jasmine

Jasmine is an editor, poet, and community arts organizer. She comes to poetry by way of Chinese music. This blog is a mapping of ways.

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