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Xayasane, Nokyoung

Nokyoung Xayasane's poems explore intersections between form and meaning, as they express the joys and difficulties of meetings between cultures.

Nokyoung Xayasane is of Lao heritage, but she was born in a Thai refugee camp and came to Canada in 1989, five days after her fifth birthday. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A., Honours in Rhetoric and Professional Writing, and from the University of Western Ontario she has a degree in Health Sciences with Biology. She lives in Toronto where she is a freelance writer.

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