Chinatown Ghosts

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Pub Date: 04/23/2019

Pages: 128

Trim: 8 x 10

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN 13: 9781551527482

ISBN 10: 1551527480

Price: $17.95

Category: POETRY / American / Asian American

Chinatown Ghosts

By Jim Wong-Chu

Price: $17.95



About the Book

Jim Wong-Chu was the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop which spawned many literary stars, including Madeleine Thien, Denise Chong, and Wayson Choy. When he passed away in 2017, at the age of sixty-eight, he left not only a void in the Asian Canadian writing and publishing community but also a legacy of his own work that was never fully recognized.
Jim’s poems speak eloquently to the Chinese experience in North America, both historical and present-day. This book includes Jim’s evocative Chinatown photographs, revealing the soul of a community threatened by gentrification and displacement.

About the Book

A poetry book by a groundbreaking Asian Canadian poet that includes his evocative photographs of a bygone era.


Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017) was a poet, author, editor, and historian, and the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and Ricepaper magazine. He co-edited numerous anthologies including AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine and Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry.