YEAR IN REVIEW: be:longing’s Editors-in-Chief, Dunja and Jasmine, reflect on the publication’s fourth year.
POEM: Kiran Bhat describes his experiences debating at school and the impossibility of navigating the arbitrary feedback of a racist voice.
SHORT STORY: Lien Hoang brings us a story of new landscapes and stark contrasts, set in the Snowy Mountains of NSW.
MEMOIR: Ngọc Nguyễn and New Degree Press bring us an extract from Ngọc’s upcoming memoir – Weird Culture Kids.
POEM: Kiran Bhat reflects on his grappling to learn his ‘mother tongue’ amid discouragement and dislocation.
POEM: Dejan Stevanović takes stock of recent journeys, and wonders whether or not he is any closer to understanding the people around him.
ART: Alessia Camoirano Bruges brings us a fluid art piece that explores intense feelings of home, family, distance and existence.
REFLECTION: Krystian Sadkowsky recounts his family’s complex migration history to where they are all settled today.
POEM: Kiran Bhat takes us to a hotel room in 1999, where he and his parents prepare to attend a special event in the US.
REFLECTION + ART: Biljana Cvetkovich describes her migration to the US and how she came to live in her beloved new home of Kauai, which inspires her artistic practice.