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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 3, September 2015

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Chen-ou Liu
Ajax, Ontario, Canada


In His Own Write

the mind
is schizophrenic
but the heart
has its own reason:
apoemisnotjustapoem

In a classroom where there is pin-drop silence, I tell a small group of high school students, "Where there is art, there is no madness. My mentor writes freely and will fight against the dictatorship of words if words hold his thoughts captive."

on his deathbed
my mentor says, I've three lives:
one in dreams,
one during the day
and the last in my poems

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