Nicholas YB Wong (MFA, the City University of Hong Kong) is the author of the poetry collections Cities of Sameness and, most recently, Crevasse, which has been praised as “a book of action” (Jericho Brown) and “deft and radically inventive… blows a hole right through our expectation of what contemporary poetry is supposed to look and to sound like” (Ravi Shankar). Wong was a finalist for the New Letters Poetry Award and a semifinalist for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. He is on the editorial board of the literary journals Drunken Boat and Mead: Magazine of Literature and Libations. Corgis are his favorite human breed.
March 20: The Meaning of Contemporary Poetry
Nicholas YB Wong’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.