Fred Wah

Fred Wah is a BC poet who has published books of poetry, fiction, and criticism. His book of prose poems Waiting For Saskatchewan received the Governor General’s Award in 1986 and So Far was awarded the Stephanson Award for Poetry in 1992. Diamond Grill was published in 1996 and won the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction. Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity was awarded the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Writing in 2000 and is a door won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2009. Two recent poetry books involving collaborative projects are Sentenced to Light (2008) and, with Rita Wong, beholden: a poem as long as the river (2018), both published by Talonbooks. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem, is available online ( His most recent publication is Music at the Heart of Thinking: Improvisations 1-170 (Talonbooks, 2020)He lives in Vancouver and on Kootenay Lake.

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Toward. Some. Air.
By Amy De'Ath and Fred Wah
Reviewed in Poetics, In Every Air by Michael Nardone
By Frank Davey and Fred Wah
Reviewed in First Byte by David Ingham
Loki is Buried at Smoky Creek
By Fred Wah and George Bowering
Reviewed in Poetry & Prose by Gary A. Boire
Colour. An Issue
By Roy Miki and Fred Wah
Reviewed in Babel from the Tower by Marilyn Iwama