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回家 Letters Home (Nine Arches Press 2020)

In 回家 Letters Home, one returns to the complexities of being between nations, languages and cultures. Intersecting multiple borders of history and place, these poems examine what it means to return home, and whether it is a return to a location, a country or to a shared dream or language.

From the story of an ice-lantern, a derelict village school in Guizhou to the graffiti and tear gas in Hong Kong’s streets, these poems reveal postcards of memories etched into skin, the fragments of different cultural, historical and linguistic worlds. In writing their way home, these poems navigate the expectations and beliefs which continue to shape, confine, trouble, and liberate us.

Copies available from: Nine Arches

Also available via major bookshops in the UK, and designated bookshops* in Hong Kong e.g.

*Kubrick (Yaumatei), Tai Yip Art Books (Central), Bleak House Books (San Po Kong) and Mount Zero (Tai Ping Shan St)

Soundscape from Letters Home (playlist)

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pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry 2019)

online edition available from Bitter Melon Poetry

charts a girlhood spent growing up in a changing city among glittering ice lanterns and forgotten tenement buildings. These sharp, tender poems retrace their steps through the past and present in Hong Kong and London, contending with what it means to make a new home far away from home.

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Goldfish (Chameleon Press 2013)

goldfish book cover web versFrom childhood memories, fairytales, taboos, deep-rooted faiths to translated truths, Jennifer Wong’s dream-like and surreal collection reveals the changing landscapes of Hong Kong and modern China.

An introduction: ‘Swimming in Two Seas

Available from Blackwell’s, Foyles, Kubrick (HK), Bookazine and others

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jonathan You 9R says:

    Thank you for coming to Island School and making us do fun activities like the second task on the would you believe it prompt.

    1. jenniferwong says:

      So glad you have enjoyed the session! Keep writing and enjoy your learning journey 🙂

  2. Jonathan Simon says:

    Dear Ms.Wong,

    Thank you for coming to Island School and coming to talk to us. I found that your explanation and description of many of the things you talked about were very good. I learnt a lot today about what inspires your writing and helps you to write. I really liked what you told us about writing and how I loved the extracts from your book.

    Jonathan Simon,
    Island School Student.

    1. jenniferwong says:

      And I am also very impressed by your imagination and books you have read. It’s my pleasure to visit your school. Wish you all the best in your studies!

  3. Martin White says:

    Dear Ms. Wong,

    I’ve just read your poem ‘A metallic bit in your tongue’ — which I loved — and was wondering what ‘Boxer’s story’ referred to. I would greatly appreciate your response ^^

    Martin White

  4. Sam Clark says:

    Jennifer – really enjoyed the City Lit poetry today and thank you for your time and trouble. I was nervous about coming but glad I did ! (I was the one that blubbered).
    Thanks !

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