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Sam Cheuk

Sam Cheuk immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong when he was in grade four. He has published poems in many Canadian literary journals including Ricepaper Magazine (online). Cheuk holds an MFA from New York University and a BA in English literature from the University of Toronto. Cheuk used to divide his time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Hong Kong but now is based in Toronto.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Deus et Machina

London, Ont.: Baseline Press, 2017.
Limited edition of 75 numbered copies.



Love Figures

London, Ont.: Insomniac Press, 2008.
PS8605 .H4747 L68 2011

Publisher’s Synopsis

In his debut poetry collection, Sam Cheuk attempts to invent a new way of truth-telling. Borrowing disparate ideas and modes ranging from self-censorship and identity performance, lyric poetry and phenomenology, Cheuk reverse-engineers the parlance of postmodernism in search of the primal motivation behind expression, all the while asking the question: is a lie a lie if the liar shows you how he lies?


Postscripts from a City Burning

Windsor, ON: Palimpsest Press, 2021.


Publisher Baseline Press

Publisher Insomniac Press

Publisher Palimpsest Press

Jeremy Luke Hill’s review of Deus et Machina in The Town Crier (Mar. 15, 2018)