About

As a Canadian writer and educator, my work is a cobbling together of poetry, mentoring, teaching, and advocating for BIPOC voices. A first generation Chinese-Canadian, I was born in Ottawa, the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe. I graduated with a B.A. in Honours English at York University and a M.A. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. Admission Requirements, my first collection of poetry, was published with McClelland and Stewart in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lambert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and nominated for the Trillium Book Award. My second collection, Waking Occupations, is due in Spring 2022 with McClelland and Stewart. My fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Brick MagazineThe Globe and Mail, The New QuarterlyWhat the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins, and The Unpublished City, shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award. I co-edited The Unpublished City: Volume II, The Lived City. I have served as a mentor with Diaspora Dialogues and the University of Toronto Creative Writing MA program. Currently I work with the organization Poetry In Voice and as a Writing and Learning Consultant for ELL students at OCAD University. In Fall 2021 I will be serving as Writer-In-Residence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

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