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Lisa Chen

Lisa Chen was born in Taipei, wrote Mouth (Kaya Press), received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and lives in Brooklyn.

Three Asian Hair Stories

The first hair I found was between the pages of a magazine ruelled between the mattress and the wall. It had to be hers; my own hair stops at the shoulders.

In the Beginning, Sometimes I Left Messages in the Street

Some years ago I ran into Daisy at an opening for a group show on Orchard Street. The theme of the show was “Bad Optics” and I don’t remember much about the artwork except for a wall of small square canvases, each a painting of different yet eerily identical scenes of the backsides of cops as they swarmed someone unseen on the ground.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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