news | Thursday March 1, 2012

Poet Laureate Reads in Ottawa!

Tonight at 7pm, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah will read at Versefest in Ottawa.

Fred Wah studied music and English literature at the University of British Columbia in the early 1960′s where he was one of the founding editors of the poetry newsletter TISH. His two prose books are Diamond Grill, a biofiction about growing up in a small-town Chinese-Canadian cafe (1996), and Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity, a collection of essays (2000). He has published many books of poetry including, recently, two collections of poetry, Sentenced to Light and is a door plus a selected edited by Louis Cabri titled The False Laws of Narrative.

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