The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.
Chuqiao Teresa Yang’s poetry collection Reunions in the Year of the Sheep won the 2018 the bpNichol Chapbook Award.Chuqiao Teresa Yang’s poetry collection Reunions in the Year of the Sheep won the 2018 the bpNichol Chapbook Award.

Chapbook award winner a UWindsor grad

DailyNews got it wrong — or at least not completely right.

A story Friday about several alumnae finishing among the finalists for the bpNichol Chapbook Award overlooked the news that the winner — Chuqiao Teresa Yang, author of Reunions in the Year of the Sheep — is also a UWindsor grad (JD 2016).

She received a $4,000 prize at the Toronto Small Press Fair. The award, administered by the Toronto-based Meet the Presses collective, has been made annually since 1986.

Judges Gillian Sze and Billy-Ray Belcourt said Yang’s poetry boasts a voice that astonishes and shines with wisdom and intimacy.

“Yang’s speakers struggle with the old culture and the new, duty and independence, familial expectation and self-determination,” they wrote in a citation. “Her language leaps effortlessly between Chinese culture, classical mythology, and personal history.”

UWindsor alumna Hollie Adams (BA 2008, MA 2010) was a finalist for her chapbook published by Zed Press, a Windsor-based press founded by several graduates of the University’s creative writing program.

Academic Area: