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Christine Wu is a Chinese-Canadian poet whose work has appeared in journals including The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Contemporary Verse 2, The Temz Review, and LooseLeaf. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria, an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and is currently a graduate student at the University of New Brunswick where she serves as co-managing editor of Qwerty. Originally from the West Coast, Wu now lives in Kjipuktuk (Halifax).

Award History

2022 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Selections from Familial Hungers

Jury Citation

“Through comforting details of shiitake mushrooms, mooncakes, and TV dinners, the connections between food, memory, and ceremony are precisely laid out in ‘Selections from Familial Hungers.’ Christine Wu brings us into moments that evoke nostalgia and a gentle hunger for what could be mistaken as simpler times, while hinting at the ostracization of self and culture. Guided by strong form and language, we are invited to sit and feast together at Wu’s table.” 

—2022 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Poetry Jury (Tenille K. Campbell, Michael Prior, and Suzannah Showler)

Works recognized by WT