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

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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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781551527482
ISBN-10: 1551527480
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English