Vancouver Harbour, including English Bay and Kits Point


Award Nominations

Poetry Chapbooks

Poetry Collection Award Nominations

Creative Nonfiction Publications

  • Late Bloomer,” PRISM international, Issue 61.3 (The IBPOC Issue), Spring 2023
  • Liminal,” The Humber Literary Review, Volume 10 Issue 2, Fall + Winter 2022/23

Poetry Publications

Poetry Awards

Contest judge Renée Sarojini Saklikar: “[A] fascinating merge of the prose poem with a lyric voice; plus, a powerful witness. We see the speaker in this poem and they resonate.”

  • Brideprice” – Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2023 Magpie Award for Poetry
  • Golden” – Longlisted for Surrey Muse Arts Society’s Vera Manuel Award for Poetry 2022
  • Golden” – Shortlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry
  • Sapphic Yearning Disasters” – Longlisted for Pulp Literature’s 2022 Magpie Award for Poetry

Creative Nonfiction Awards

Fiction Award Nominations

  • Boardwalk” – Longlisted for Surrey Muse Arts Society’s Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction 2022

Guest Columns

Guest Blog Posts



  • QueerAsian Writing Circle led by C.E. Gatchalian and Effie Pow, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Apr–May 2023
  • QueerAsian Summer Writing Workshops led by C.E. Gatchalian, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Jul–Aug 2021



  • Creative Writing credit coursework in poetry, memoir and fiction, Douglas College, 2019–2021
  • Vancouver Manuscript Intensive with memoir mentor Betsy Warland, 2020
  • The Writer’s Studio Certificate in Creative Writing (with poetry mentor Joanne Arnott), Simon Fraser University, 2019

Volunteer Experience

  • Board of Directors, Vancouver Poetry House    Vancouver Poetry House Logo


  • The Writers’ Union of Canada    Proud Member of The Writers' Union of Canada
  • League of Canadian Poets (Associate Member)
  • Vancouver Poetry House
  • Creative Nonfiction Collective Society
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers