Poetics of Water

In a reading on Denman Island, poet Rita Wong speaks of walking the tar sands, learning our relations to oil and water, and how both missing and murdered women and missing and murdered watersheds are results of colonization.

Wong is an award-winning poet and Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She studies relationships between contemporary poetics, social justice, ecology, and decolonization; her work on the poetics of water is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Produced by Frieda Werden; recording assistance, Hillel Wright; event: Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival, 2014

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