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Ray Hsu

Ray Hsu is a rockstar who happens to write books. Ray is author of Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award; finalist for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (winner of an Alcuin Award). He has published over 150 works in over 75 magazines and anthologies internationally. Ray taught writing for over two years in a US prison and now teaches in the University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program. He collaborates across disciplines, districts, and dinner tables. Catch him at

Tetsuro Shigematsu responds to "Asians in the Library" video

Here on the west coast, our university populations are racialized as Asian, similar to those at the University of Los Angeles.  It’s no wonder that the now-viral video, posted last week, of a...