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 Bisexual Book Award for Poetry.
She is a finalist for the Bisexual Book Awards’ Bi Writer of the Year.
Recently featured at Word Vancouver and at the Poets Corner Reading Series, she has been interviewed on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Wax Poetic.
Longlisted for the 2023 CBC Poetry Prize, 1st runner-up for Pulp Literature’s 2023 Magpie Award for Poetry, winner of Arc Poetry’s March 2023 Arc Award of Awesomeness, and longlisted for Surrey Muse’s 2022 Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction, Catherine has been a finalist in creative nonfiction contests hosted by The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, and The Humber Literary Review.
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, where she serves as Vice-President of Vancouver Poetry House.