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Chinese-Canadian Poets

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Poets with some heritage in China working in Canada today.
Wings Toward Sunlight

Wings Toward Sunlight

Poems
edition:Paperback
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Now in its second printing, Wings Toward Sunlight establishes Anna Yin's as one of the important new and original voices of Canadian poetry. Many of her poems have since been translated into Chinese and her work has received wide critical praise

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Inhaling the Silence

Inhaling the Silence

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Anna Yin broke on to the literary landscape of Canada and beyond with her first book of poems Wings Toward Sunlight, (Mosaic Press, 2011). Many of her poems have since been translated into Chinese and her work has received very wide critical praise. Inhaling the Silence is her new book in which her poetic voice has matured, developed and has been extended thematically.

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a place called No Homeland

a place called No Homeland

edition:Paperback

Winner, Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers; American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book; Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature

This extraordinary poetry collection is a vivid, beautifully wrought journey to the place where forgotten ancestors live and monstrous women roam--and where the distinctions between body, land, and language are lost. In these fierce yet tender narrative poems, Kai …

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

edition:Paperback

A Globe and Mail Best Book
A debut collection from a startling new voice in Canadian poetry.

The poems in Admission Requirements attempt to discover what is required of us when we cut across our material and psychic geographies. Simultaneously full and empty of its origins, the self is continually taxed of any certainties and ways of being. The speaker in these poems is engaged in a kind of fieldwork, surveying gardens, communities, and the haphazard cityscape, where the reader is presented with …

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sinuous

sinuous

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Through the mind's eye Lydia Kwa charts the path of the stranger in a new land, the immigrant seeking escape, and transformation from the suffering of the past. Sinuous is a journey toward self-realization and acknowledgest that through the fiery trials of life it is possible to find renewed strength and purpose for the future.

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A Grain of Rice

A Grain of Rice

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Evelyn Lau’s new book of poems, A Grain of Rice, picks up on some of the themes she covered in her last wonderful book, Living Under Plastic. Once again she honours people, in particular family, and the past; the presence and importance of nature in urban spaces; the influence of other writers on her life and in her career as a writer.

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Tumour

Tumour

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also available: eBook

In her seventh book of poetry, Evelyn Lau digs up her deepest fears to unearth the universal hope we all have — of a life that matters. Tumour's power lies in Lau's ability to talk about the things we don't like to talk about, the things we avoid with lotions and potions and self-medication. Tumour compels sober self-reflection and shining light into the corners of the mind. In the book's first part, Lau roots through the forces of life that shaped her — the family legacy, the cultural inher …

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False Laws of Narrative, The

False Laws of Narrative, The

The Poetry of Fred Wah
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The False Laws of Narrative is a selection of Fred Wah’s poems covering the poets entire poetic trajectory to date. A founding editor of Tish magazine, Wah was influenced by leading progressive and innovative poets of the 1960s and was at the forefront of the exploration of racial hybridity, multiculturalism, and transnational family roots in poetry. The selection emphasizes his innovative poetic range.

Wah is renowned as one of Canada’s finest and most complex lyric poets and has been lau …

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