Tiffany Tsao • 6 May 2022
This week, The Circular sets sail with non-fiction that contemplates the sea’s myriad manifestations: as a dangerous escape route for those fleeing persecution; as a buffer from climate change’s effects; as a source of nourishment and repository of memory; as a path to intercultural knowledge and understanding.
We’ve drawn some of our pieces from larger reservoirs of water-based writing. Kim Cheng Boey’s autobiographical poem ‘The Sea Remembers’ and the audio piece ‘Dawn Finds Us’ are from Portside Review, which publishes writing from all across the Indian Ocean. And Sela Atiola’s essay on the Tongan dish ‘Ota Ika comes to us from Colournary’s stunning second print issue, themed entirely around water.
We’re extremely pleased to announce that Fiona Murphy – poet, essayist and author of The Shape of Sound – will be guest-editing our next issue! Spread the word and subscribe to our newsletter if you haven’t already. You won’t want to miss this one. (As if you'd want to miss any.)