Portrait of Judy Neale

Photo by Marlis Funk

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Sally Ito

Sally Ito is a writer and translator. She was born in Taber, Alberta, and studied creative writing at UBC. She has published three books of poetry, Frogs in the Rain Barrel, Season of Mercy, and Alert to Glory, as well as a collection of short stories titled Floating Shore. In 2018, she published a cultural memoir, The Emperor’s Orphans.

Ito has also translated and published the Japanese children’s poet Misuzu Kaneko by drawing on her years of study in Japan and experience of translating contemporary Japanese poetry. She lives in Winnipeg and teaches creative writing at Canadian Mennonite University.

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Sally Ito

Portrait of Judy Neale

Photo by Marlis Funk

Sally Ito is a writer and translator. She was born in Taber, Alberta, and studied creative writing at UBC. She has published three books of poetry, Frogs in the Rain Barrel, Season of Mercy, and Alert to Glory, as well as a collection of short stories titled Floating Shore. In 2018, she published a cultural memoir, The Emperor’s Orphans.

Ito has also translated and published the Japanese children’s poet Misuzu Kaneko by drawing on her years of study in Japan and experience of translating contemporary Japanese poetry. She lives in Winnipeg and teaches creative writing at Canadian Mennonite University.

Latest Blog Postings by Sally Ito

Spanish Flu and COVID-19

Spanish Flu and COVID-19

Sally Ito writes: “I realize now that contracting the Spanish flu really changed my grandfather’s focus from sports to the literary when he was a teenager. The passage from his memoir reproduced here recounts his days in junior high school before and after he contracted the deadly flu. It may interest readers today who are grappling with the ways in which the current pandemic is affecting their lives and their education, in particular.”

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