Fred Wah

FRED WAH lives in Vancouver and the West Kootenays. His poetry, fiction, and non-fiction has received numerous literary awards. He was Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2011-2013 and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013. Recent books include Sentenced to Light, his collaborations with visual artists, and is a door, a series of poems about hybridity. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem, is available online ( His_recent writing involves the Columbia River ( and he is currently adapting his biofiction Diamond Grill as a radio play for Kootenay Co-Op Radio. Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991 was published in 2015 and his collaboration with Rita Wong, beholden: a poem as long as the river, has been published by Talonbooks in the fall of 2018.

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