Episode 43: Natalie Wee

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In this episode, poets Z.Y. Yang and Natalie Wee become fast friends as they discuss Natalie’s latest poetry collection BEAST AT EVERY THRESHOLD. They talk about experimenting with form, making space for tenderness, reimagining the beastly, and much more.

Z.Y. Yang (they/them) is a writer, poet, and haver of many names. They were born in Wuhan, China and grew up in the Canadian prairies on Treaty 6 territory. They are currently completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto, and their poems have been published in places such as Room, Contemporary Verse 2, and This Magazine.

Natalie Wee is a queer creator. She is the author of OUR BODIES & OTHER FINE MACHINES (San Press, 2021) and BEAST AT EVERY THRESHOLD (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022). Her work was named first runner-up for the 2020 PRISM International Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, winner of the 2019 Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest for poetry, and a Best of the Net finalist. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, Natalie is currently a settler in Tkaronto and was part of the Project 40 Collective, a Tkaronto-based pan-Asian artist community. She likes strawberry milk bread and banana milk (not bread).

You can order BEAST AT EVERY THRESHOLD here.

Where to find Z.Y.: on Twitter @zyyyyyang.

Where to find Natalie: on Instagram @revengerice, on Twitter @natweewriter, or on her website.

Find Glass Bookshop on all social platforms @glassbookshop and check out previous episodes of the show on the Glass Bookshop Radio website.

Transcript to come.

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