Photo by Ayelet Tsabari.

Photo: Ayelet Tsabari

Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include The Outer HarbourAfter Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, and 49th Parallel Psalm. He also edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (with Renée Sarojini Saklikar) and Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature. In 2002, he co-founded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s black community. Compton is the associate director of Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, where he administrates the Writer’s Studio and the Southbank Writer’s Program.

Links of interest:

City of Vancouver Book Award nomination for The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them

Documentary on Hogan’s Alley

Interview on the CBC show Our Vancouver

Digital upload of Prism International 22.4 (1984), featured in “The Repossession of Fred Booker”

Review of The Outer Harbour in The Rusty Toque

City of Vancouver Book Award for The Outer Harbour

Review of The Outer Harbour in Full Stop

Podcast interview on Can’t Lit

Profile in the Globe and Mail

Review of Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul

YouTube channel

Opinion Page on “Pheneticizing Versus Passing” in the New York Times

Review of After Canaan in Quill and Quire

Review of After Canaan in BC Studies

Keynote at BC Nurses’ Union conference

Review of Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues by George Elliott Clarke

Article on Hogan’s Alley in the Ubyssey

Obituary for Al Hendrix in the New York Times


Email: wayde dot compton at gmail dot com