Another Day by Kathy Mak
First electronic edition
Praise for Another Day:
I feel privileged to read the contemplative work of this promising Canadian poet. In Another Day, Mak bravely articulates the vital balancing act of seeing and situating one’s ethnic history along a spectrum of immigration and assimilation. Her experiences as an English as an Additional Language (EAL) peer educator are acutely wrought and particularly poignant.
- stephanie roberts, author of rushes from the river disappointment
Another Day is a formidable debut that ignites the chorus of race and determination, personal and familial love within the temples of one’s home and mother tongues, and the pulse of a “forever resilient” heart by a sagacious young poet. Mak has a dextrous eye for compounding the rhythms of one’s knotted everyday, tending to her role as poet with such an immense compassion and grace that moves me to the core deeply.
Mak seamlessly weaves dialogue, body memory, email, and empty space together into a sensory reading experience comparable to time-travel. We bear witness to intergenerational trauma; to cruel acts of casual racism; to sadness; to storytelling; to stardust. In an ephemeral world, Another Day is simply unforgettable.
- Sydney Warner Brooman, author of The Pump (forthcoming)
Featuring cover art by Síle Englert and interior art by Kathy Mak