Congratulations to Alex Leslie, who’s releasing a first book of poems, The things I heard about you, with Nightwood Editions this fall! Join Alex for a book launch celebration in Vancouver on Thursday, October 9 at Pulp Fiction (2422 Main Street). Also reading at the event are Vancouver-based authors Rita Wong and lee williams boudakian. […]
Nightwood Poets Elizabeth Bachinsky, Brad Cran, Joe Denham, Phinder Dulai, Ray Hsu, Gillian Jerome, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Kevin McNeilly, Jay MillAr, George Murray, Shane Rhodes, Nick Thran, Rob Winger, and Rita Wong will read at the Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference in Vancouver BC. The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference is a four-day poetry conference that will […]
Today, it was announced that Rita Wong’s forage won the Canada Reads Poetry competition, an online initiative co-hosted by CBC Books and The National Post. Canada Reads Poetry is a new event based on the original Canada Reads format, but taking place entirely online. After three weeks of reading defenses from the panelists and author […]
Nightwood author Rita Wong takes us on an illuminating and redemptive “healing walk around the tar sands dead zone” at rabble.ca. Rita’s report and walk follow up on the informed, electric and sharp political commentary of her Nightwood poetry collection Forage, the winner of the 2007 Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize for Poetry. “Her questioning […]
Rita Wong’s collection of poetry, Forage, won the 2009 Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize for Poetry and was a finalist at this year’s 11th Annual Asian American Literary Awards. The book was reviewed by George Elliott Clarke as a “fierce achievement…a formidable fusion…” and has recently been added to the New York Public Library’s collection.
Rita Wong and Dionne Brand will be reading in UBC’s cosy Green College Coach House on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm. The poets will read their work and discuss their poetics. Doors open at 7 pm. For more information, check out the Play Chthonics Reading Series.