Fred Wah

Fred Wah grew up in Nelson, BC, working in his father’s Chinese restaurant. Fred went on to become internationally recognized Governor General Award-winning poet and critic and Poet Laureate of Canada. His work often explores the notion of hybridity, returning again and again to the tension of his mixed blood ancestry — his “ passing ” privilege mixed with the complexity of his racialized family identity.

Open Text: Vol. 2 (2009)
One More Once: for Pierre Coupey’s 70th (2012)