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Poets House Presents: Rita Wong

Online Program

Dec 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Rita Wong at the Coast Salish Watch House

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.


Poets House Presents is a series of 10 minute readings that are posted on IGTVYouTube, and our Archive on Fridays at noon.


Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada

Admission Free Online Program.

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Date:
Dec 11, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
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