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T is for Tsiang

And B is for Brilliant BC BookLook/BC Book World, who generously included me as a “who” in their “who’s who” (I feel a bit like an owl now). Also, now that I’m in a mid-thirties I’m being described a lot as “sassy”. I’ll take it! Though you should really go through the alphabet of authors […]

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Poets in Profile Interview

A fun little interview with the ever awesome Open Book Ontario   Poets in Profile, with Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang Submitted by clelia on January 8, 2014 – 7:57am More Sharing ServicesShare | Award-winning writer Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s most recent book, Status Update (Oolichan Books), is a collection of poems written in response to real Facebook […]

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Best Canadian Poetry 2013!

I’m thrilled to be in this anthology — I love books with audacious titles!

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Status Update

Status Update — nominated for the Pat Lowther Award From the back of the book: Rarely does a writer surprise and delight her reader with such beauty, subtlety and subversive vulnerability. Status Update, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s second book of poetry, is a collection of epigraph poems, each one composed in response to an entry pulled […]

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Status Update featured in the Whig Standard

Here’s a lovely article written by Merilyn Simmonds on my new book Status Update.  Or, you can read it below: Finding poetry in Facebook By Merilyn Simonds, Kingston Whig-Standard Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:40:38 EST PM Report an error Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang has done the seemingly impossible: she has stopped the tsunami of Facebook with […]

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“haunting and hilarious” a review of Sweet Devilry

  I love the new review by Michael Dennis who says of Sweet Devilry “Yi-Mei Tsiang’s debut collection of poetry had to be written by an older woman who inhabits Tsiang when she isn’t looking.” Just for the record, I do have an older woman in me, and she is inordinately fond of tea and […]

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Desperately Seeking Susans

Though many anthologies purport to establish a new canon, Desperately Seeking Susans simply luxuriates in the ridiculous surfeit of talent we can find in not only Canadian poets, not only female Canadian poets, but female Canadian poets named Susan. Desperately Seeking Susans has been featured in Macleans Magazine and CBC’s The Next Chapter! The Vancouver […]

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Sweet Devilry

Sweet Devilry  is the winner of the 2012 Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada   Yi-Mei Tsiang’s debut collection, Sweet Devilry, explores the tenderness of loss that informs motherhood as well as the power and the conflict that come with being a woman. Both celebration and elegy, these poems find […]

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