Born and grew up in Hong Kong and now living in the UK, Jennifer Wong is a writer and translator. Her new collection, 回家 Letters Home, published by Nine Arches Press in 2020, has been named a Wild Card choice by Poetry Book Society. She is also the author of Goldfish (Chameleon Press 2013) and a pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry 2019).

Her works have appeared in World Literature Today, Under the Radar, 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 poetry and fiction for journals including 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 as Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing. She has also taught at Poetry School and City Lit in London.

For workshops or readings, please get in touch at jennywcreative@gmail.com.

JW portrait_by Tai Ngai Lung

(Photo credit: Tai Ngai Long)

4 thoughts on “About

  1. 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

  2. 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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