Poets House Presents: Rita Wong
Dec 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Poet, environmental activist, and social justice advocate Rita Wong reads selected work from her forthcoming collection Current, Climate (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, delayed due to Covid-19) and beholden (Talon Books, 2018), co-written with former Canadian Poet Laureate, Fred Wah. She reads from the Coast Salish Watch House on unceded Coast Salish Territory (Burnaby, BC, Canada).
Rita Wong lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territories, also known as Vancouver. Dedicated to questions of water justice, decolonization, and ecology, she is the author of monkeypuzzle (Press Gang, 1998), forage (Nightwood Editions, 2007), sybil unrest (Line Books, 2008, with Larissa Lai), undercurrent (Nightwood Editions, 2015), and perpetual (Nightwood Editions, 2015, with Cindy Mochizuki), as well as the co-editor of downstream: reimagining water (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016, with Dorothy Christian).
Co-Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada.