A former Coquitlam resident is on the long list for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize.
Yilin Wang, a Pinetree secondary graduate who now calls Vancouver home, is nominated for her work titled A Sichuan Diaspora Daughter's Kitchen.
CBC will name the finalists on Thursday, with the winner receiving $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; four runners-up will get $1,000 from the Council.
Wang, a writer, editor and Chinese-English translator, has had her fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction words appear in a number of publications including The Tyee.
She was a finalist for the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction, and long listed for the Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award.
A member of the Clarion West Writers Workshop for 2020-’21, Wang is now working on a book-length speculative fiction short story collection inspired by Chinese folklore.
Last month, Jonathon Poh, who grew up in Coquitlam and now lives in Burnaby, won the 2020 CBC Non-fiction Prize for his personal essay titled Value Village.