Letter From My Heredity by Patrick Tong
*Homage to Chinese citizens of the Second-Sino Japanese War (1937-1945), the Great Chinese Famine (1959-1961), and the Tiananmen Square Massacre (1989)
Patrick Tong is a high school senior from the northern suburbs of Chicago. A “Best of Issue” winner for the National Poetry Quarterly, he has also been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom. His work appears or is forthcoming in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, After the Pause, and The Rising Phoenix Review, among others.
Sinejan Kılıç Buchina is a NY based artist and visual instructor. She is of Circassian-Abkhazian ancestry, born in Turkey. She received her B.F.A. in Art in Istanbul, and continued her education with programs in London and Berlin, and completed her MA in New York. Buchina has exhibited in galleries and institutions throughout New York, London and Istanbul, and is currently working on evolving projects in New York, Sukhum and Istanbul.