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Chuqiao Yang

Chuqiao Yang was born in Beijing. In Canada, she earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and a JD from from the University of Windsor. Yang lives in Ontario. She is a member of the Canthius Feminism & Literary Arts collective. Yang’s writing has appeared in many literary magazines and several anthologies including The Unpublished City (BookThug, 2017) and Currents: A Ricepaper Anthology (Ricepaper Magazine, 2017).


The Last to the Party

Fredericton, N.B.: icehouse poetry, 2024.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In this highly anticipated and deeply moving debut, Chuqiao Yang explores family, culture, diaspora, and the self’s tectonic shifts over time. Yang’s poems journey restlessly through recollections of a Saskatchewan childhood, trips to visit family in Taiyuan, and a sojourn across the American South in search of the moments and places where one became a stranger to oneself. “You are a mouse in the backcountry of your memories,” writes Yang, “You are a fox in winter, devouring well-meaning friends.” Irreverent, fierce, and ceaselessly surprising, The Last to the Party marks the arrival of a unique voice and an unsparing poetic vision.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Reunions in the Year of the Sheep

London, Ont.: Baseline Press, 2017.

Awards and Honours

2018 bpNichol Chapbook Award (Winner)


Publisher Baseline Press

Publisher Goose Lane, owner of the icehouse poetry imprint

Author Profile by Steven W. Beattie in Quill & Quire online (April 2024)

Chuqiao Yang page at the Writers’ Trust of Canada