Mercedes Eng

“One of the most studied and visionary writers in Canada today.”
—Billy-Ray Belcourt, The Capilano Review

Mercedes Eng teaches and writes in Vancouver, on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She is the author of two chapbooks, February 2010 (2010) and knuckle sandwich (2011), and of Mercenary English (CUE Books, 2013; Mercenary Press, 2016), a long poem about violence and resistance in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. Her writing has appeared in Jacket 2, The Downtown East, The Volcano, on the sides of the Burrard and Granville Bridges as contributions to public art projects, and in the collectively produced chapbooks, r/ally (No One Is Illegal), Surveillance, and M’aidez (Press Release). She is currently working on a women’s prison reader and a detective novel set in her grandfather’s Chinatown supper club, circa 1948.

Prison Industrial Complex Explodes

Winner 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Prison Industrial Complex Explodes

Winner 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

events | 2020-09-22
Oana Avasilichioaei, Sophie Bienvenu, Mercedes Eng, Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny at the Winnipeg Thin Air Festival

…authors Oana Avasilichioaei, Sophie Bienvenu, Mercedes Eng, and Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny read and speak about … for Sam at https://youtu.be/FmvbJxnnG9w. View Mercedes Eng reading from my yt mama at …