Lily Wang’s poetry has been published in an assortment of literary magazines. She is at work on an MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. Wang is the editor and founder of Half a Grapefruit Magazine.
Everyone in Your Dream is You
Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2018.
[Guelph, ON?]: Gordon Hill Press, 2020.
Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)
In Saturn Peach, Lily Wang establishes a distinctive voice that is part heartbreak and part wise witness chronicling the strangeness of a technologized world. When asked to describe her book, Wang answered in her quintessential way, “There are things I never want to know but always know. Every day I live with them. Every day I live. I am like a young fruit. Like a peach, common, not the popular kind but oblate, saturn. I live and inside me this pale fruit, yellow and white. I take bites out of myself and share them with you. Maybe you taste like me. Maybe you hold this fruit and become a tree.” If ever there were a book that disarmingly – and seemingly effortlessly – encouraged its reader to become a metaphor, then Saturn Peach is it.