ABOUT JANE WONG

Headshots by Helene Christensen

Headshots by Helene Christensen

Jane Wong's poems can be found in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, POETRY, AGNI, Third Coast, New England Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home.

A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Artist Trust, 4Culture, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, Willapa Bay AiR, Hedgebrook, the Jentel Foundation, SAFTA, and Mineral School. This July, she will be Sarabande’s Writer-in-Residence at Blackacre.

She is the author of Overpour from Action Books, and How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, which is forthcoming from Alice James Books. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

In 2017, she received the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist award for Washington artists. A scholar of Asian American poetry and poetics as well, you can explore "The Poetics of Haunting" project here.