Poetry to welcome the New Year, Jan 30
January 30, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Poetry enriches the soul, it nurtures our minds and connects our spirits.
Let’s bring in the Year of the Tiger with Vancouver Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam and a roster of amazing local poets on Sunday, January 30 for an hour of engaging poems about family, feasting, culture, ancestors, and home.
There will be time for discussion and sharing at the end.
Vancouver’s 6th Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam has published three collections of poetry and a children’s book. Her award-winning poetry videos produced in collaboration with animators and filmmakers have screened worldwide. Shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Prize and other awards, her work is included in over 40 anthologies.
Catherine Lewis is a Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian writer. Her debut poetry chapbook, Zipless, was published last fall. A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU, she was a finalist in the 2021 creative nonfiction contests hosted by the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society, The Humber Literary Review and The Fiddlehead.
Isabella Wang has authored the chapbook, On Forgetting a Language and her debut poetry book, Pebble Swing. Her work has appeared in over thirty literary journals and three anthologies. She is completing a double-major in English and World Literature at SFU, and is an editor at Room magazine.
James X. Wang is a Chinese-Canadian poet and physician who began writing in earnest in 2019. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arc and Fiddlehead. He belongs to the poetry group Harbour Centre 5, which will be publishing a collective chapbook, Brine, in 2022
Lucy Yang is a teacher and writer based in Vancouver, BC. She loves to explore language and literature with her students as well as mentor early career teachers. She writes to examine intercultural pedagogy and feminist diasporic identities; her work has appeared and is forthcoming in various education and literary journals.
Jaeyun Yoo is a Korean-Canadian poet and psychiatrist whose works have been published in The /tƐmz/ Review, Prairie Fire, Grain, Contemporary Verse 2, EVENT and Ricepaper. She is currently a student at The Writer’s Studio at SFU. She is a member of the poetry collective Harbour Centre 5.