b. 1969, Vancouver, Canada

Andy Quan’s latest collection of poetry is Bowling Pin Fire. His writing often explores the themes of community, identity, heritage and travel. He is the author of three previous books, one of short fiction, Calendar Boy, one of poetry, Slant, and one of gay erotica, Six Positions. He was the co-editor of Swallowing Clouds, an Anthology of Chinese Canadian Poetry. Born in Vancouver, Canada, he has lived in Sydney, Australia since 1999 working mainly as a policy writer and project manager on issues related to the global HIV epidemic. He’s also a singer and songwriter. You can find out more at his website: http://www.andyquan.com/

Andy’s poem ‘A Word from the Feral Pigeon’ was commissioned for the Pigeon Poetry project in 2008 and features again in Poems to Share albums as part of a collaboration between The Red Room Company and Corban & Blair. 


1999: ed. by Andy Quan & Jim Wong-Chu. Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press)

2001: Calendar Boy (New Star Books)

2001: Slant (Nightwood Editions)

2005: Six Positions: Sex Writing by Andy Quan (Green Candy Press) 

2007: Bowling Pin Fire (Signature Editions) 


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