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LDOC Issue 07.02

free art Monday, April 18, 2016

I’ll be your mirror Photographs by Carly Ries Poetry by Yuan Changming

Chinglish vs Americhina Under our great gunvernment Which now hates z-turning most Our society is a true socialist democrazy Full of shitizens (and stupigs) While many a department and its head Are trying to pursue propoorpty As well as a fine sexretary Most other chinsumers love to Demonstrate their amimale In front of circumseers Like those who enjoy living togayther In smilence

A Whitewashed Wish Rather than a popular singer To win applause and money As his or her song is absorbed by walls And clothes among frenzy audiences You would be a Munch screamer Standing high on a hill top Shouting above the very Top of your voice Simply for a tiny echo From the depth of the valley

Tree Scars With your fingers, hands And even arms cut off You have scars all over Your body, which first You used to protest against all human pain And injury in deafening silence, then Your mouths became eyes staring still At each evil knife, each inhuman act Now you are looking forward, and beyond Without a wink, without a tear drop

Yuan Changming, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of seven chapbooks, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1149 others across 38 countries. Carly Ries is an artist living and working Chicago, IL. Her series I’ll be your mirror is an ongoing project in the city of Chicago and areas surrounding Lake Michigan exploring connection between strangers. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Her photography has been exhibited across the United States. LDOC is a free photography and creative writing publication featuring a new local artist and writer each month, creating an installment-based experience for the Chicago commuter. Find LDOC in red newspaper boxes at the following Red Line stops: Howard St., Belmont, Sox-35th, and 69th. LDOC is also distributed by volunteers at the downtown Red Line Lake stops every first and third Monday evening of the month.

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LDOC Issue 07.02  

LDOC Issue 07.02 / Artist - Carly Ries, "I'll be your mirror" / Writer - Yuan Changming