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Sam Cheuk

Sam Cheuk immigrated to Canada when he was in grade four. He has published poems in many Canadian literary journals. Cheuk holds an MFA from New York University and divides his time between Toronto, Vancouver, and Hong Kong.


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?


Publisher Insomniac Press

Brief Interview with Open Book Toronto in April 2011