Catherine Lewis (she/her/hers) is a Chinese Canadian writer and poet. Her debut queer poetry chapbook Zipless, published by The /tƐmz/ Review’s 845 Press in November 2021, is a finalist for the 2021 Bisexual Book Award for Poetry.
She is a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards’ 2021 Bi Writer of the Year.
A recent performer at the Verses Festival of Words, the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, and Word Vancouver, she has been interviewed on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Wax Poetic.
Her work has been featured in The Humber Literary Review. Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry and longlisted for Surrey Muse’s 2022 Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction, she was shortlisted for creative nonfiction contests hosted by The Fiddlehead and Room Magazine.
A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and of the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, she attended the Banff Centre Literary Arts residency “Poetry, Politics and Embodiment” in 2021.
She is currently working on a poetry collection and a prose memoir.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, she lives in Vancouver on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.