Hiromi Goto

born December 31, 1966 Chiba-Ken, Japan

father Toranobu Goto - a mushroom farmer

mother Kyoko Kai - a mushroom farmer

immigrated to Canada 1969

University of Calgary B.A. English 1989

raising two children in British Columbia

member of the editorial collective of absinthe literary magazine

co-chair (with Ashok Mather) of the Racial Minority Writers Committee of the Writer's Union of Canada

part of the Calgary Minquon Panchayat

member of the Women of Colour Collective of Calgary

Tea (poems and artwork), Calgary: disOrientation Chapbooks, 1992

Chorus of Mushrooms, Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1994 -- winner of the 1997 Canada Japan Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize

contributor, Making a Difference: Canadian Multicultural Literature, Oxford University Press, 1996

contributor, Due West, Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1996

contributor, eye wuz here, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1996

contributor, Literary Pluralities, Peterborough: JCS-Broadview Press, 1998

The Water of Possibility, Coteau Books, 2001

The Kappa Child, Red Deer Press, 2001 -- winner of the 2001 Tiptree Award

contributor, First Chapter: The Canadian Writers Photography Project, by Don Denton, Banff Center Press, 2002

contributor to periodicals including Ms., West Coast Line, Cameo, and Prairie Fire

Where do you get your ideas?

From snatches of conversation. A perfectly arched winter sky. Shades of blue. The fertile ground between myth and dream. A childhood memory shaped. The sound of water. Pain revisited. Political beliefs. Hope.

Hiromi Goto Home Page

Hiromi Goto interviewed by Gavin Grant

Hiromi Goto at Athabasca University

Hiromi Goto at Emerald City

Hiromi Goto at NeWest Press

Hiromi Goto at Strange Horizons

Hiromi Goto at Women and Texts

Hiromi Goto at Writers Union

Hiromi Goto interviewed by Lisa Loader

Hiromi Goto sample at absinthe magazine

Hiromi Goto's The Kappa Child reviewed by Maggie Siggins of the Winnepeg Free Press

"First Generation Grandmothers: Obachan Naoe and Mui Lan," essay on Hiromi Goto by Ann Barrow

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