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Issue # 5 September 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen-ou Liu emigrated to Canada in 2002 and settled in a suburb of Toronto, where he continues to struggle with a life in transition and translation. Chen-ou Liu is the author of two books: Ripples from a Splash: A Collection of Haiku Essays with Award-Winning Haiku and Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize in the 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest).

Chen-ou Liu

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Our Story

after Li-Young Lee


late into night
unable to see
in one darkness
of falling snow
I close my eyes
to see another

in a dream
told in a language
in which I'm a guest
I see Li-Young Lee
fold a paper boat
and send it swirling
down the moonlit river
of my memories