If a Carp Dreams of the Milky Way - Jasmine Gui
Poetry by Jasmine Gui
Art by Brianna Tosswill
This accordion-folded chapbook features Jasmine Gui's heart-stopping poetry and Brianna's careful illustrative support. The poetry deals with grief and other existential questions so it may not be for everyone, but for some of you it may be a balm, a witness to your own feelings too big to process.
There is an old Chinese idiom that says, if a carp is able to swim upstream against the Yellow River and leap over the waterfall, it will transform into a dragon.
To those who grieve and to those who hold space for grief, this is for you.