Monday, March 31, 2008

Rita Wong Today at 1:00

Today at 1:00 it's Rita Wong in room 5-168. The following is stolen from Prof. Budde's website:

Rita's first book, monkeypuzzle, was published by Press Gang in 1998 and received the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop Emerging Writer Award. She lives in Miami and Vancouver and teaches Critical and Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr Institute. She has published prose works and poems in Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury 2006). Companions and Horizons: an Anthology of SFU Poetry (West Coast Line 2005), Ribsauce: a CD/Anthology of Words by Women (VĂ©hicule 2001), The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War (Three Squares 2003), and Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry (Arsenal Pulp 1999). Her newest book is Forage from Nightwood Editions has been shortlisted for the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize along with Prince George's own Gillian Wigmore.

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