Fred Wah

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British Columbia
Fred Wah is the author of seventeen books of poetry and the winner of the 1985 Governor’s General Award for poetry for Waiting for Saskatchewan. He was born in 1939 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to parents of Swedish and Chinese origin, and grew up in rural BC. Wah’s writing has been sustained by two interests: racial hybridity and the local. Studying English and Music at UBC in the early 1960s, he was one of the founding editors of the influential TISH poetry newsletter. Scree collects Wah's groundbreaking early work from the 1960s to 1980s., @fjwah