Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jennifer Wong is a writer, researcher, and translator. Her works have appeared in World Literature Today, The Rialto, Magma Poetry, The North, Oxford Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Cha, Voice & Verse, Stand and others. 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 Review, Poetry London, Asian Review of Books, Magma Poetry, Cha and Sabotage Reviews. She was 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.
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 also teaches at Poetry School and City Lit in London.
Her new pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl, will be published by Bitter Melon Poetry in September 2019. Her next poetry collection will be published later next year.