Elaine Woo, BFA 2011

How did your time in the Creative Writing Program influence your work?

Elaine’s time in the Creative Writing Program brought exposure to varied lyrical and experimental influences. Too, she was introduced to placing social and political thought into her work. Woo was first introduced to graphica at the University of British Columbia, received significant critique, and still pursues it.

What’s your latest published/performed work(s)?

Elaine Woo’s most recent poetry collection, Put Your Hand in Mine, Signature Editions, 2019, is a funny and surreal word painting. She is also the author of Cycling with the Dragon, Nightwood Editions, 2014, where her close eye looks at culture and family. Her latest performance is for the Dead Poets Reading Series on Youtube, where she reads Danish poet, Inger Christensen’s “Poem on Death.”. Based on the West Coast, the terrain has featured significantly in her work.

Are you connected to any creative writing communities you’d like to mention (UBC alums, film and theatre communities, etc)?

Dead Poets Reading Series, Surrey Muse Reading Series, Burnaby Writers Society series Spoken Ink, Watch Your Head (Kathryn Mockler), S/tick (don’tdiepress.org), VISi”s Art Song Lab, The Elephant Journal (Boulder, Colarado) and Elephant Academy, Room Magazine, Event Magazine, Prism International, Experiment-O, h&, Toronto Metrown University: Asian Heritage in Canada, Thorn Lit Mag,, ARC Poetry, Arteidolia (NYC), and Otoliths (Australia), The Elephants, and The Maynard