Fred Wah reading at Capliano College Feb 6th
Fred Wah, poet, winner of Governor General's Award for Poetry,
acclaimed author of Waiting for Saskatchewan and Rattlesnake Grill….
is reading at Capilano College on February 6th. Monday. 12:30pm
12:30-2:30 in LB 321. Last year Fred Wah was our featured poet
for both Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night at the Vancouver
Public Library, as well as Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Toddish McWong's
Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner on January 30th, 2005
“Pop Goes the Hood: Writing and Reading the Neighborhood.”
Respondents will include Stan Persky, Ryan Knighton, and Aurelea Mahood.
Fred Wah is an acclaimed writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Fred was one of the founding editors of the poetry newsletter TISH. His book of prose-poems, Waiting for Saskatchewan won the Governor General's Award in 1986. With Frank Davey, he edited the first ever online literary magazine, SwiftCurrent. Recent publications include Diamond Grill, a biofiction about growing up in a small-town Chinese-Canadian café; Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity, a collection of critical writing that won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for writing on Canadian literature; and a chapbook called Isadora Blue. Until recently he taught poetry and poetics at the University of Calgary. He lives in Vancouve