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Zoa joins Last Syllable Press as co-editor

When the opportunity arose for me to join Last Syllable Press, I took it because – among other reasons – it is a concept rooted in an appreciation and respect for William Shakespeare’s work. The height of literature to me is when a piece of writing grasps and illuminates a universal truth about humanity, and […]

Brief Candle 3 Released

The third issue of Brief Candle is printed and available for sale, starting at Richmond Zine Fest today. The making of Brief Candle has been an evolving process over the almost three years I’ve been working on it. Design-wise I’ve decided to move into a half-page size and to streamline the look, using fewer images […]

Brief Candle 2 Released

In October of this year I published the second issue of my Shakespeare zine, Brief Candle. I started Brief Candle in the spring of 2014. I had been contemplating the idea of a Shakespeare zine for a while but I was wary of starting a project that I knew was going to be much harder […]

Litmus Test 3 Released

After six years, I have finally released the third and final issue of my Straight Edge zine, the inaugural publication under the Last Syllable banner. It feels like a big deal to me to be finally putting it out. Three issues feels like a good run for a Straight Edge zine and given that as […]

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Cincinnati Shakespeare’s “Othello”

Saturday I flew to Cincinnati to see the Cincinnati Shakespeare production of Othello. I should begin by saying firstly, that I am not a theatre critic by trade, so this shouldn’t be read as a review per se, but more a writeup of my personal and very subjective experience. I should also say, in the interest […]

Past Year’s Accountability 2017

It’s that time of year again, when one year is winding down and another is just about to start, well at least if you follow the Gregorian calendar. For folks using the Chinese lunar calendar, we’re like a month and a half early. So y’all can come back and read this in six weeks if […]

The Winter Holidays: A Time for Stories

I can’t quite get into the spirit of holidays like many others do. The same old festivities on a specific day of each year appear inauthentic. The artificial cheer, the clothing, the costumes, the tired symbolism—all seem to feed our hunger for superficial comforts. The food, the gifts, the decorations—they satisfy the glut of consumerism […]

A New World’s Crown: Shakespeare and Meghan Markle

When the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle exploded across the internet, I found myself … oddly interested. Any news about the royal family in Britain leads me to ask, “Really, this again?” Being opposed to a government structure that involves monarchy, I have to keep some sort of emotional distance […]