Cover of the book My Day With Gong Gong. A grandpa and a little girl eat baos in front of a park fountain. Text: Words by Sennah Yee, pictures by Elaine Chen.

My Day With Gong Gong

Annick Press, 2020 | Children’s Book
Art by Elaine Chen

In Sennah Yee’s debut children’s book My Day With Gong Gonga day in Chinatown takes an unexpected turn when a bored little girl makes a connection with her grandpa.

Joint Winner, Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2020 That Celebrate Family
Blue Spruce Award Nominee, Ontario Library Association, 2020
Joint Winner, CBC Best Canadian Picture Books of 2020
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, 2020
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2021 Spring List

with Mr. Orlando at CBC Kids

Book cover for How Do I Look? by Sennah Yee. A collage of a woman with her eyes cut out. She's wearing a floral shirt with a high collar and is holding a paintbrush and palette.
“It is beautiful because it has nothing to do with you.”

How Do I Look?

Metatron Press, 2017 | Paloma Ediciones Spanish translation, 2022 | Poetry/Prose
Cover 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.

Shortlisted for Metatron Prize for Rising Authors, 2016


Internet Safety, Poetry in Voice, 2021
Bond “Girls,” Montreal Review of Books, 2018
3 poems: The Fast and The Furious, Rear Window, Flower Crown Snapchat Filter, Peach Mag, 2017
4 poems: The Beach, The Desert, The Top of the Mountain, Dial-Up Internet Sounds, The Ex-Puritan, 2017
3 poems: Mulan, Intimates, Motherlode, Cosmonauts Avenue, 2016
10 poems, Poor Claudia, 2016 – featured in Wigleaf Top 50 of 2016

Syllabus - ENG287 The Digital Text
Prof. Adam Hammond, University of Toronto, 2019

Syllabus - WGS396F Writing the Body
Dr. Sheila Stewart, University of Toronto, 2017, 2018

book trailer by Victoria Long

Lunar New Year spread of Sennah's book Lin's Lucky Red Envelope, a cute stuffed tiger toy, and matching red envelopes

Lin’s Lucky Red Envelope

Holt Renfrew commission, 2022 | Children’s Book
Art by Elaine Chen

For Holt Renfrew’s 2022 Lunar New Year campaign, Sennah Yee wrote a story about a young girl’s first time celebrating Lunar New Year in Canada. All proceeds of Lin’s Lucky Red Envelope went to Project 1907.


Chapbook cover for Deep Web. A painting of a woman with her hands on her chin as she looks at a sunset on her computer screen. Text: Written by Sennah Yee, Illustrations by Charlotte Mei.
“There’s surfing, there’s lurking, and then there’s accidentally watching your crush’s boyfriend’s ex’s new boyfriend’s Instagram story. They’re eating Italian by candlelight somewhere downtown. You remember the restaurant name for later.”

Deep Web

The Vault by With/out Pretend, 2019 | Flash Fiction Chapbook
Art by Charlotte Mei

These stories will seem strangely familiar; from intimately following a crush online, to reading your tweets as though they weren’t your own, Sennah Yee explores something bleak and lonely in today’s online world through her latest collection, Deep Web.

Chapbook cover for The by Sennah Yee. A forest with leaves on the ground.

“There’s something about driving in the city by the water at night, something about the smog and the sea.”


Dancing Girl Press, 2017 | Flash Fiction Chapbook
Photos by Victoria Long

A couple falls in and out of love in L.A.

Chapbook cover for The Aquarium by Sennah Yee. A blue textured surface that looks like waves.

“I woke up one morning to Father pouring the aquarium onto the front lawn. We were going on vacation and had no one willing to take care of it.”

The Aquarium

Dancing Girl Press, 2014 | Flash Fiction Chapbook
Photos by Victoria Long

A couple falls out of love while on vacation.

“Sennah Yee blends poetry and narrative to tell riveting stories about family and loss. Even if your greeting card-ees don’t read poetry, they’ll find this collection accessible and wonder-filled.”
12 Chapbooks That Make Excellent Greeting Cards, Bustle, 2014