Cover art by Christine Shan Shan Hou
Through a series of short vignettes, 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 is from Toronto, where she writes poetry, prose, and film criticism. She is the author of the poetry collection HOW DO I LOOK? (Metatron Press), which dissects pop culture through personal anecdotes, and the children’s book MY DAY WITH GONG GONG (Annick Press), a love letter to her grandpa and Chinatown. She is the co-founder and managing editor of the pop culture journal IN THE MOOD MAGAZINE. She is also a poetry editor at PEACH MAG. She produced the feature film Withdrawn, which was released on Netflix. Her Cinema & Media Studies Masters thesis focused on gendered robot design in popular media.
Since 2014, the 100% woman-owned and operated literary publisher Metatron Press has supported over 500 emerging writers who push the boundaries of contemporary writing through edgy, provocative, brave and emotionally resonant works. The Montréal-based publisher focuses on books that don't necessarily fit into traditions, favouring informing and challenging authors instead.
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