The Rainbow Rocket, by Fiona Tinwei Lam
The Rainbow Rocket takes James on a marvelous and magical dream journey to visit his beloved grandmother, whose beautiful paintings and loving guidance have inspired his own creativity. Their bond of love remains strong despite her struggle with Alzheimer’s and subsequent death. Celebrating the Chinese holiday of Ching Ming, James finds a meaningful way to honour his grandmother’s rich legacy of art.
About the author:
Besides authoring two previous poetry books and a children’s book, Fiona Tinwei Lam edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and co-edited Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage with Jane Silcott. Lam won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in more than forty anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English (both 2010 and 2020). Her award-winning poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally. She teaches at SFU Continuing Studies.