“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Jennifer Wong

MCLC

Jennifer Wong is a Hong Kong-born Chinese poet and translator. Her poems have appeared in Rialto, Peony Moon, And Other Poems, Eyewear, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, UCity Review, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore), One Night Stanzas, Iota as well as poetry anthologies including Lung Jazz: Young British Poets by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012), World Record: An Anthology edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Bloodaxe Books 2012), Outloud Too anthology edited by Kathryn Rogers, Madeleine Slavick and Vaughan Rapatana (April 2014), Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience edited by Agnes Lam (Peter Lang 2014). As a Swire scholar, she studied English at Oxford and received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She was the writer-in-residence at Lingnan University in 2012, teaching creative writing to undergraduates, and have worked for a UK-based journal, Magma Poetry. She reviews regularly for Asian Review of Books and Magma Poetry. Jennifer Wong by Tereza Cervenova_3 Photo by Tereza Cervenova

She has participated in Poetry Parnassus at Southbank Centre, London (Hong Kong poet delegate) and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2012. In April 2014, she received the Young Artist Award (Literary Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

She has done readings and workshops in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Beijing and elsewhere. In March 2014, she was a featured poet at the Hong Kong Young Readers Festival, offering in-school creative writing workshops and talks to students.

She is working on a PhD in poetry and poetics at Oxford Brookes University. (Copied from the author's website, Feb 2015)