Poet and scholar Rita Wong on colonization and water

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Poet and scholar Rita Wong

Rita 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. During the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in 2014, Wong spoke 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. Special thanks to http://denmanislandwritersfestival.com/

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