Another Day is a collection of poems, essays, and illustrations weaving through the interdisciplinary realms of family, culture, and identity. Captured through the lens of a Chinese-Canadian writer, it is an exploratory process to remember and hold onto the fleeting stories of the past and present. Recognizing that one day, this may be all we have left.
Praise for Another Day
"I feel privileged to read the contemplative work of this promising Canadian poet. In Another Day, Mak bravely articulates the vital balancing act of seeing and situating one’s ethnic history along a spectrum of immigration and assimilation. Her experiences as an English as an Additional Language (EAL) peer educator are acutely wrought and particularly poignant."
- stephanie roberts, author of rushes from the river disappointment
"Another Day is a formidable debut that ignites the chorus of race and determination, personal and familial love within the temples of one’s home and mother tongues, and the pulse of a “forever resilient” heart by a sagacious young poet. Mak has a dextrous eye for compounding the rhythms of one’s knotted everyday, tending to her role as poet with such an immense compassion and grace that moves me to the core deeply."
- Isabella Wang, author of On Forgetting a Language and Pebble Swing
"Mak seamlessly weaves dialogue, body memory, email, and empty space together into a sensory reading experience comparable to time-travel. We bear witness to intergenerational trauma; to cruel acts of casual racism; to sadness; to storytelling; to stardust. In an ephemeral world, Another Day is simply unforgettable."
- Sydney Warner Brooman, author of The Pump