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Wah, Fred 1939-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 2,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Periodicals  Poetry  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.W32, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred Wah
Diamond Grill by Fred Wah( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of short sketches, Wah writes of his father's restaurant in Nelson, B.C. in a book that is neither fiction nor non-fiction. Poet Wah loves wordplay and puns, making his book a delight to read. Since it is also about Wah trying to understand his own mixed ancestry and trying to come to terms with the shameful treatment of Chinese in early Canadian history, it also contains evident anger. But it is love that ultimately shines through
Waiting for Saskatchewan by Fred Wah( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a 'sky clearing moon' to Pachinko neon to the Hume Hotel Ballroom, Fred Wah searches for his father within various forms and embraces. This is a beautiful book and we are in the muscle and limbs of rough cut clear language - live bright fish slapping the table. The Elite series is stunning and rare. --Michael Ondaatje
Breathin' my name with a sigh by Fred Wah( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music at the heart of thinking by Fred Wah( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writing : net work by Daphne Marlatt( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems : Loki is buried at Smoky Creek by Fred Wah( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among by Fred Wah( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faking it : poetics and hybridity, critical writing, 1984-1999 by Fred Wah( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is a door by Fred Wah( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including poetry projects, a chapbook and incidental poems previously published in magazines and by small presses, is a door makes use of the poem's ability for "suddenness" to subvert closure: the sudden question, the sudden turn, the sudden opening - writing that is generated from linguistic mindfulness, improvisation, compositional problem-solving, collaborative events, travel, investigation and documentary - in short, poetry as practice." "Part one, "Isadora Blue," is grounded in the author's encounter with the smashed and broken doors along the hurricane-devastated waterfront of Telchac Puerto, a small village on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It resonates throughout the other three sections of the book, with its attention to hybridity and "betweenness"--A poetic investigation of racialized otherness - and the composition of "citizen" and "foreigner" through history and language." "Part two of this series of poems, "Ethnogy Journal," written during a trip to Thailand and Laos in 1999, hinges around aspects of "tourist" and "native." Here the poems play in the interstices of spectacle, food and social sightseeing." "Much of this poetry is framed by Wah's acute sense of the marginalized non-urban local "place" and coloured by his attempt to articulate senses of otherness and resistance, or writing the "public self," particularly in the book's third section, "Discount Me In"--a series of sixteen poems from his discursive poetic essay "Count Me In."" "The fourth section, "Hinges," is tinted with portraits of the social subject mired in a diasporic mix, a metanarrative trope in Fred Wah's work that began with Breathin' My Name With a Sigh." "Characteristically playful and compositionally musical, this is poetry that watches both sides of the doorway: unsettled, unpredictable, closed and open. Sometimes the door swings and can be kicked. Sometimes it's simply missing. Sometimes it's a sliding door."--Jacket
The false laws of narrative : the poetry of Fred Wah by Fred Wah( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The False Laws of Narrative is a selection of Fred Wah's poems covering the poets entire poetic trajectory to date. A founding editor of Tish magazine, Wah was influenced by leading progressive and innovative poets of the 1960s and was at the forefront of the exploration of racial hybridity, multiculturalism, and transnational family roots in poetry. The selection emphasizes his innovative poetic range. Wah is renowned as one of Canada's finest and most complex lyric poets and has been lauded for the musicality of his verse. Louis Cabri's introduction offers a paradigm for thinking about ho
Sentenced to light by Fred Wah( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of unique collaborative image-text projects, Sentenced to Light privileges its poetic and formal textual space outside most of the images that are its original twins and offers the reader a glimpse of the dialectic of larger conversations, the unpredictable, improvisatory bavardage that whispers between words and pictures in an intrinsically poetic space."--Jacket
So far by Fred Wah( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alley alley home free by Fred Wah( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictograms from the interior of B.C. by Fred Wah( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward. Some. Air. : remarks on poetics of mad affect, militancy, feminism, demotic rhythms, emptying, intervention, reluctance, indigeneity, immediacy, lyric conceptualism, commons, pastoral margins, desire, ambivalence, disability, the digital, and other practices( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toward. Some. Air. is an unprecedented collection of contemporary poetics from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Here, poets and critics Amy De'Ath and Fred Wah collect a wide range of conversations, statements, essays, profiles, and poems and place these often radical and interdisciplinary approaches in proximal relation to each other. The result is an open invitation to consider the contours and meanings of Anglophone poetic practice as a mode of interpreting the world, as a potential for transforming subjectivity, or something else entirely. With over forty renowned contributors it is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and writers."--Page 4 of cover
The line has shattered : Vancouver's landmark 1963 poetry conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the Vancouver Poetry Conference held at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 1963. Organized by University of British Columbia English professor Warren Tallman and Robert Creeley, the conference focused on open form poetics and featured lectures, workshops, and open discussion; instructors included Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov. The film features interviews and discussions with participants of the conference as well as original audio of poems and discussion from the conference
Tree by Fred Wah( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sum : a newsletter of current workings( )

in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scree : the collected earlier poems, 1962-1991 by Fred Wah( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth by Fred Wah( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Waiting for Saskatchewan
Alternative Names
Fred Wah Canadese dichter, schrijver en universitair docent

Fred Wah Canadian poet

Fred Wah canadisk poet

Fred Wah kanadensisk poet

Fred Wah kanadischer Dichter, Schriftsteller und Hochschullehrer

Fred Wah kanadisk poet

Fred Wah poeta canadiense

Wah, Fred

Wah, Frederic 1939-

Languages
English (132)

Covers
Waiting for SaskatchewanBreathin' my name with a sighSelected writing : net workSelected poems : Loki is buried at Smoky CreekFaking it : poetics and hybridity, critical writing, 1984-1999Is a doorThe false laws of narrative : the poetry of Fred WahSentenced to light