“How Do You Feel?” The Aesthetic and Rhythmic Kindness of Poetry

May 6th, 3.00pm – 4.30pm (PST)

Register for “How Do You Feel?” The Aesthetic and Rhythmic Kindness of Poetry here.

Poets create magic when they shape their words from a blank page into streams of imagery and eventually a polished book of poetry. The time and effort that goes into refining word upon word and line upon line is often acknowledged but not as widely discussed among writers. Moderated by the City of Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam, this panel of emerging and established poets share their insights into their craft and how the aesthetic of their words can kindle a reimagining of different worlds.

This event is part of the LiterASIAN 2023 festival. LiterASIAN is the annual destination for emerging and established writers, academics, instructors, students, editors, booksellers, and publishers. Over the past decade, LiterASIAN festival has included thousands of attendees, numerous events and bookfairs, and numerous literary conversations and celebrations.


Gillian Sze

Tāriq Malik

Steffi Tad-y

David Ly

Moderated by:

Fiona Tinwei Lam

We would like to acknowledge that our festival takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.