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 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. 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. My nonfiction has appeared in Brick MagazineThe Globe and MailWhat the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins, and The Unpublished City, shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award. I co-edited The Unpublished City: Volume II, The Lived City. Currently I work with the organization Poetry In Voice, serve as a mentor in the University of Toronto Creative Writing MA program, and am a Writing and Learning Consultant for ELL students at OCADU.

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