Rita Wong’s work examines the relationships among social justice, ecology, decolonization, and contemporary poetics. She is the author of four books of poetry: monkeypuzzle (1998); forage (2007): sybil unrest (2008, with Larissa Lai); and most recently, undercurrent (2015). forage won the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Canada Reads Poetry 2011. Wong is an associate professor in the Critical and Cultural Studies department at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.
The reading is free and all are welcome to attend.