Carolyn Nakagawa, BA (English Literature, Honours)

Carolyn Nakagawa is graduating with a degree in Honours English literature and a minor in Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies. In addition to her work with the Aoki Legacy Fund researching the life and legacy of musician and community figure Harry Aoki, Carolyn co-coordinated a student directed seminar on the writings of poet and visual artist Roy Kiyooka. Her honours thesis looked at racialization and aesthetics in Kiyooka’s Pear Tree Pomes alongside other poetry set in Vancouver. She is also a poet, with poems forthcoming in Ricepaper magazine, and a playwright: her play “Trig Variations” was featured in Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s MSG lab staged reading and workshop series, and her most recent play “The Letter A” appeared as part of the 2015 Brave New Play Rites festival.