“Tsiang is bound to become a formidable voice in Canadian poetry,” Helen Humphreys says of Sarah Tsiang, one of Kingston’s newest writers.
Sarah’s first children’s book, A Flock of Shoes, earned a starred review from Quill and Quire, was named a “10 Best Bets” book by the Ontario Library Association,
and has been translated into both Korean and French. In 2011, Sarah added not one but two new releases to her library: a children’s book, Dogs Don’t Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know and Sweet Devilry. And in 2012, Warriors and Wailers: One Hundred Ancient Chinese Jobs You Might Have Relished or Reviled is on the shelves alongside another children’s book, The Stone Hatchlings.
In 2012, Sarah edited Desperately Seeking Susans, an anthology of poems by writers named Susan (or some derivative). It is a delightful, engaging collection. Asked why she chose this project, Sarah told Macleans, “It’s impossible to ignore this bizarre coincidence of having so many great Canadian poets named Susan.”
Sarah lives in Kingston, balancing motherhood and family life with her exploding writing career and her new job as head of the creative writing program at Sheridan College.