Headshot of Catherine Lewis, a Chinese Canadian woman with wavy black hair in a black dress.


Cover of Catherine Lewis's debut poetry chapbook


Catherine Lewis (she/her/hers) is a bisexual Chinese Canadian writer and poet.

Her debut queer poetry chapbook Zipless (845 Press, 2021) is currently in its third printing.

Recently featured at the Verses Festival of Words and the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, she has been interviewed on Vancouver Co-op Radio’s Wax Poetic and will be featured at Word Vancouver 2022.

Her work has been featured in The Humber Literary Review. Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry, she has been a finalist in creative nonfiction contests hosted by The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, and The Humber Literary Review.

A graduate of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and of the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, she is a Banff Centre Literary Arts alumna.

She is currently working on a poetry collection and on a prose memoir.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, she lives in Vancouver on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

In her spare time, she enjoys sushi, sauvignon blanc, and buying way too many shoes.

Proud Member of The Writers' Union of Canada