Jody Chan is a writer, organizer, drummer and therapist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Chan was the poetry editor for the now defunct online literary journal, Hematopoeisis.
All About Our Futures
PANK Books, 2020.
Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)
Weaving between generations and geographies, all our futures asks what it means to make a life in the face of climate and political crisis— how to let go of the shame that tells us we do not deserve to imagine a future we want, a future we belong in. Ultimately, all our futures says, home is a place we make. Though nothing is guaranteed — not time, not hope — Chan imagines a place beyond climate and political apocalypse (difficult, yes; abundant, yes) where queer, disabled people are needed, valued, loved. This is a book for artists and healers and organizers, and everyone who gives their breath and heart to the hard work, the heartwork, of movement-building.
Richmond, VA: Damaged Goods Press, 2018.
New York State: Black Lawrence Press, 2020.
Awards and Honours
2018 The St.Lawrence Book Award–Poetry (Winner)
2021 Lambda Literary Award–Bisexual Poetry (Finalist)
2021 Trillium Book Award, Poetry (Winner)