Passionate critic, principled citizen, attentive reader and editor, energizing teacher—Roy Miki is all these and more, a poet whose writing articulates a moving body of work. The two main areas of his passionate work—social critique and poetics—inform each other in this collection of essays marking a milestone in the life of an important public intellectual.
Maia Joseph focuses on Canadian urban literature, urbanism and regionalism, the ethics and politics of artistic practice and the interdisciplinary theorization of space and community.
Christine Kim researches Asian North American literature and theory, contemporary Canadian literature, feminist theory, print publics and diasporic writing.
Larissa Lai is also a novelist and poet. Her first full-length poetry book, Automaton Biographies (Arsenal Pulp, 2009), was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Christopher Lee is the author of The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature (Stanford University Press, 2012).
“Readers of this anthology will certainly appreciate the variety of pieces categorized under the four main sections: Poetics, Social Justice, Biotext, and Institutions. They are introduced to varied tastes, styles, collaborative initiatives, and techniques. … In the end, readers will discover that the lines of thought and expression here converge, and the paths (from light and playful to serious) intersect to articulate something meaningful and worth reading.” – Canadian Literature