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Sennah Yee

Sennah Yee is a native of Toronto. She obtained a BFA, Specialized Honours degree from York University in Film (Screenwriting) and undertook graduate studies in Cinema & Media Studies at York. Yee writes poetry, short stories, film criticism and children’s literature.

Poetry (Chapbook)

The Aquarium

Photography by Victoria Long.
[Chicago]: Dancing Girl Press & Studio, 2014.

Poetry (Chapbook)

The G.L.A.D.E

Photography by Victoria Long.
[Chicago]: Dancing Girl Press & Studio, 2016.

Poetry

How Do I Look?

Montreal: Metatron Press, 2017.
PS8647 .E47 H69 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Through a series of flash poetry/non-fiction pieces, Sennah Yee’s debut full-length book How Do I Look? paints a colourful portrait of a woman both raised and repelled by the media. With pithy, razor-sharp prose, Sennah dissects and reassembles pop culture through personal anecdotes, crafting a love-hate letter to the media and the microaggressions that have shaped how she sees herself and the world. How Do I Look? is a raw and vulnerable reflection on identities real and imagined.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

My Day With Gong Gong

Illustrated by Elaine Chen.
Toronto: Annick Press, 2020.
Forthcoming September 2020.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

A day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

May isn’t having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn’t speak much English, and May can’t understand Chinese. She’s hungry, and bored with Gong Gong’s errands. Plus, it seems like Gong Gong’s friends are making fun of her! But just when May can’t take any more, Gong Gong surprises her with a gift that reveals he’s been paying more attention than she thought.

With lighthearted, expressive illustrations by Elaine Chen, this charming debut expertly captures life in the cityand shows how small, shared moments of patience and care—and a dumpling or two—can help a child and grandparent bridge the generational and cultural gaps between them.

Links

Sennah Yee personal website

Publisher Annick Press

Publisher Metatron Press

Publisher Dancing Girl Press & Studio