As a Canadian writer and educator, my work is a cobbling together of 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, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and nominated for the Trillium Book Award. In 2017 I co-hosted and organized Fuel for Fire: Professional Development for Writers of Colour in partnership with the OAC. My work has been included in The Unpublished City, shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award, and I co-edited The Unpublished City: Volume II, The Lived City. Currently I work with the organization Poetry In Voice and as a Writing and Learning Consultant for ELL students at OCADU.
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