Poets Corner Reading Series



This month’s November reading at Poets Corner!

We are delighted to introduce our featured readers for this November 17th at 730pm!!

Isabella Wang is the author of the chapbook, On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press 2019), and her full-length debut, Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions, 2021). Her poetry and prose have appeared in over thirty literary journals and three anthologies. She is completing a double-major in English and World Literature at SFU, and is an editor at Room magazine.




RC Weslowski is the 2021 Zaccheus Jackson Nyce Memorial Award Winner and the 2016 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award Winner.  He’s been co host of the radio program Wax Poetic on Co Op Radio for 20 years and is the Artistic Director for Hullabaloo: The BC Youth Spoken Word Festival.  RC’s first collection of poetry My Soft Response to the Wars is available now from Write Bloody North Publishing www.writebloodynorth.ca


You can register for this reading at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc–hrjssE9yU70DVGqJCTE9Lx6U-Rk0m

And please write to us to sign up for the open mic!!! socialmedia@poetscorner.ca

October’s Featured Readers!

Fred Wah lives in Vancouver and the West Kootenays. He was Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2011-2013 and made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013. His award-winning poetry, fiction, and non-fiction include Sentenced to Light (his collaborations with visual artists), is a door (a series of poems about hybridity) and Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991. He collaborated with Rita Wong on beholden: a poem as long as the river  (2018). High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem is available online (http://highmuckamuck.ca/). Music at the Heart of Thinking: Improvisations was published in the fall of 2020.


Rita Wong is a poet-scholar who has written several books of poetry. She understands Indigenous lands protecting complex ecosystems as natural assets and critical infrastructure that must be cared for in order to survive climate crisis. Wong supports #LandBack, spends her time supporting the tree sitters blocking the clearcut of large trees in Burnaby for the TransMountain pipeline expansion (https://stoptmx.ca), visits the Peace Valley when she can (under attack from the Site C dam with the West Moberly First Nations going to court to protect the valley), and actively supports Indigenous-led land protectors at Ada’itsx/Fairy Creek whenever she can. http://downstream.ecuad.ca/