Em Dial

Em Dial

Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September 2021

Em Dial is a queer, triracial, chronically ill poet and educator born and raised in the Bay Area of California. A 2022 Kundiman Fellow and recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada New Voices Award and the 2019 Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award, their work also appears in or is forthcoming from Literary Review of Canada, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, Sonora Review, and elsewhere.

Em Dial was writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September 2021. Their work while living at the house was to research, write, and edit work for their debut poetry manuscript, entitled, Triangulation.

Em Dial also read from their work as part of Poetry Night on Thursday, September 16, 7 to 9pm, with local poets Danny Peart, Kevin Spenst, Rob Taylor, and others. This event was presented in partnership with PEN Canada.

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