Born and raised in Hong Kong and currently in the UK, Jennifer Wong is a writer, researcher, and translator. Her works have appeared in The Rialto, Magma Poetry, The North, Oxford Poetry, Morning Star, New Wales Review, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, TATE ETC, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore) and her translation has featured in Poetry Review. Her poems have been included in anthologies such as Wretched Strangers: Transnational Poetry anthology edited by Agnes Lehoczky, Project Boast anthology edited by Alyson Hallett and Rachel Bentham, The Birdbook: Saltwater and Shore anthology edited by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving (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) and Outloud Too (MCCM Creations 2014), Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience edited by Agnes Lam (Peter Lang 2014).
Wong studied English at University College, Oxford and received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She is completing a funded PhD in poetry and poetics at Oxford Brookes University. She has taught as an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes, and led an international online course on multiculturalism in contemporary poetry at Poetry School. She has also taught creative writing courses at City Lit.
She is now working on her next collection.
In 2014, she received the Young Artist Award (Literary Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.