“Bound to become a formidable voice in Canadian poetry,” author Helen Humphreys says of Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang.
“Wild, funny, proper. Tsiang adds some much-needed verve and sass to Canadian poetry,” adds poet Sue Goyette.
Sarah’s latest collection, Status Update, poems inspired by Facebook, is a current nominee for the Pat Lowther Award. Sweet Devilry, her first book, won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She is the editor of Desperately Seeking Susans, an anthology of poems by writers named Susan. Now, she is editing Tag: Canadian Poets at Play.
Also known for her imaginative children’s books, Sarah is a veritable publishing powerhouse, publishing eight books in less than five years. Her first children’s book, A Flock of Shoes, earned a starred review from Quill & Quire, was named a “10 Best Bets” book by the Ontario Library Association, and has been translated into both Korean and French. Of Breathing Fire, her recent young adult novel, Publishers Weekly writes: “Tsiang’s protagonist crackles with personality, and readers will be rooting for Ally as she juggles, flips, and breathes fire to come into her own.”
Sarah teaches full-time at Sheridan College, commuting to the Brampton campus every week. She lives in Kingston, balancing motherhood and family life with her exploding writing and teaching careers.