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E is for Eng

March 24th, 2020

The winner of the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Mercedes Eng’s third collection of poems, my yt mama (Talonbooks $16.95) is about growing up with a white settler mother and a Chinese Canadian father in Medicine Hat. Eng describes watching the TV miniseries Roots and seeing a young black woman being whipped: “electric with fear I asked why / because she’s black / my mom said, and this uncontextualized response is true but I don’t / think she understood what that meant to not-yt-me.”

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