The Four Onions by Amy Ching-Yan Lam
“These poems started with food. I was writing down what I talked about most, and I talked a lot about the things I eat and don’t eat. For example, beef jerky vs. eggs. I realize now that food was the beginning because 1) my parents ran a café/diner during my adolescence and 2) I am learning about the relationship between history and the senses.”
Amy Ching-Yan Lam is an artist and writer. She has shown performance, film, and exhibition projects internationally, both solo and as part of the art collective Life of a Craphead (with Jon McCurley). She was born in Hong Kong and lives in Toronto, Canada, which is the land of the Anishinaabe (Mississauga) nation, as well as the territory of the Wendat and Haudenosaunee.
This project was supported by Annie Koyama & Koyama Provides.
Cover by Emerson Maxwell.
32 pgs, printed with risograph, hand-bound, edition of 150.
Second printing edition of 75.
Reading/launch event on Tuesday June 15 @ 5pm MST/ 7pm EST, presented by Mercer Union.