Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. 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.
"Sennah Yee's HOW DO I LOOK? is a selfie through a webcam in the compact mirror tossed over the shoulder of a nightswimmer into a suburban chlorine pool. These poems are the hit radio lyrics that roll around in the mind before falling asleep, the silently crafted love poems for an unrequited crush written on a blog saved in drafts, the emails sent to one's future self opened at a karaoke bar years later in another country. HOW DO I LOOK? made me look back and get home safe. I look in the rear view mirror to find flowers growing out of me." —Stacey Tran
"In Yee's poetry, whole worlds, multiple worlds, can live in just a few sentences, and countless people and histories can exist within one person's body. It almost makes reading full novels feel silly when you can live a whole life in just one of Yee's paragraphs."—Mitski
excerpt @ Peach Mag
Sennah Yee was born in 1992 in Toronto, Canada. Her two chapbooks about mopey couples, THE AQUARIUM and THE GL.A.DE, are at Dancing Girl Press. Her Cinema & Media Studies MA thesis was on gendered robot design. Her favourite drink is a mixed fruit juicebox.Author City: Toronto CAN