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Ness Lee packs a punch

Hakka-Chinese Canadian illustrator’s in-your-face-art pokes fun at Asian stereotypes. by BEATRICE S. PAEZ  Illustrations courtesy of NESS LEE An ambush of tiger moms herds its…

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Blue skies

Four haikus by LIN TAO  If I raised my brush And painted the sky all blue, Will skies stop dying? *** Sometimes, even if…

Frozen

A haiku by LIN TAO Much like the blazing Flames, the frozen ice channels Many thousand hues Lin Tao is a French-Chinese-Canadian haiku poet who…

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Music and magic

Photo by UDAYAN SINGH/Wikimedia Commons A haiku by LIN TAO  Music, in pure form Is a voyage of light, sound And vivid new dreams…

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Me, myself and I

Illustration by TIHMILY LI   A haiku by LIN TAO My reflections smiled At me in the mirror halls While I stood, confused. Lin Tao is a…

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Book battles

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Freedom to Read Week is an occasion to remember that battles are still being fought to keep Canadian public libraries free…

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Water of life

Photo by LUCA LORENZI/Wikimedia Commons  A haiku by LIN TAO Rain in the forest Roots growing deeper again Until rock bottom Lin Tao is a…

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A time to play

A monk in Bhutan tries his hand at blowing bubbles. Photo by STEVE EVANS/Wikimedia Commons Images A haiku by LIN TAO  There are some things…