About

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jennifer Wong is a writer, researcher, and translator. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rialto, Magma Poetry, The North, Oxford Poetry, Prairie SchoonerCha, Voice & Verse, World Literature Today and her translation has featured in Poetry Review, Modern Poetry in Translation and Pathlight. Her poems have been included in anthologies such as Wretched Strangers: Transnational Poetry anthology (Boiler House Press, 2018), Project Boast anthology, The Birdbook: Saltwater and Shore (Sidekick Books, 2016), Eight Hong Kong Poets (Chameleon Press, 2016), Lung Jazz: Young British Poets (Cinnamon Press 2012), World Record: An Anthology (Bloodaxe Books 2012), Outloud Too (MCCM Creations 2014) and Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience (Peter Lang 2014).

She has reviewed for Poetry London, Poetry Review, Asian Review of BooksMagma Poetry and Sabotage Reviews.

Wong studied English at University College, Oxford and received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She has a PhD in creative writing from Oxford Brookes University where she teaches part-time as Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing. She has also taught at Poetry School and City Lit in London.

She is now working on her next collection and her first novel.

She is the runner-up in the Bi’an Writers Awards in 2018. In 2014, she received the Young Artist Award (Literary Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Pierce AU [09R] says:

    Dear Ms. Wong,
    I am one of the students who were in the class you spoke to when you came to Island School. Thank you for coming, I learnt a lot about creativity and different inspirations for writing about different stories or poems, but I felt that the most interesting thing we did was the automatic writing exercise where we got to just bring out our creativity.

    Thank you for coming,
    Pierce Au
    Island School Student

    1. jenniferwong says:

      Thank you Pierce, I have enjoyed meeting you too. Wish you all the best in your studies and learning journey! Jennifer

  2. Sarah says:

    Dear Ms Wong,

    I am researching about you for an English project. May you please tell about your life and what inspired you to write them?

    From Sarah

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