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Rita Wong

Photo: Sita Kumar 2006

Rita Wong grew up in Calgary, and currently lives in Vancouver, where she teaches in Critical + Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Wong has a Honours BA in English from the University of Calgary, a MA in English from the University of Alberta, a MAS from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD from Simon Fraser University. She has taught overseas in China and Japan, and has also worked as a writer, an archivist, and an activist in Canada.

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monkeypuzzle. Vancouver: Press Gang, 1998.
forage. Nightwood Editions, 2007


Asian-Canadian Writers Workshop Emerging Writers Award for monkeypuzzle.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship.
Basant Singh Fellowship.
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for forage, 2008
Contemplative Practices Fellowship (from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society), 2008
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