As a Canadian writer and educator, my work is a cobbling together of several interlocking pieces: poetry, teaching, and creating opportunities for diverse writers and writing students. A first generation Chinese-Canadian, I was born in Ottawa and graduated with a B.A. in Honours English at York University and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. I was the 2015 winner of the Prism International Poetry contest and my first chapbook, Occasional Emergencies, was published with Toronto’s Odourless Press in 2013 and my second, Hanging Exhibits, with The Emergency Response Unit in 2016. Admission Requirements, my debut collection of poetry, was published with McClelland and Stewart in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lambert Memorial Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Currently I am a poet-in-residence with the organization Poetry In Voice and an ELL Writing and Learning Consultant at OCADU.
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