Vol. 13 Contributor Spotlight: Samantha Louie-Poon

Meet Samantha Louie-Poon! Samantha’s poem, “for my sisters of the Asian diasporas,” will be featured in our upcoming issue, vol. 13!

How Samantha describes “for my sisters of the Asian diasporas” in 12 words or less:
“Stories of the moments we know, quietly trespassing our bodies”

Samantha Louie-Poon is a settler of Chinese ancestry based in Edmonton, Alberta. As a nurse, researcher and writer, Samantha is passionate about storying the untold narratives of the Asian diasporas in so-called Canada. Samantha is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta where she is documenting the experiences of anti-Asian racism using storytelling methods. Through poetry, Samantha explores concepts of Asianness, belonging and erasure, and invites readers to contemplate these tensions within taken-for-granted spaces.

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