Chinatown Ghosts: The Poems and Photographs of Jim Wong-Chu

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arsenal pulp press, Apr 2, 2019 - Poetry - 126 pages
Jim Wong-Chu was the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop which spawned many literary stars, including Madeleine Thien, Denise Chong, and Wayson Choy. When he passed away in 2017, at the age of sixty-eight, he left not only a void in the Asian Canadian writing and publishing community but also a legacy of his own work that was never fully recognized.
Jim’s poems speak eloquently to the Chinese experience in North America, both historical and present-day. This book includes Jim’s evocative Chinatown photographs, revealing the soul of a community threatened by gentrification and displacement.
 

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In Loving Memory of Jim WongChu
tradition
scenes from the mon sheong home for the aged
hippo luck
coffee ghosts
tickles

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Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017) was a poet, author, editor, and historian, and the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and Ricepaper magazine. He co-edited numerous anthologies including AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine and Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry.

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