Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong

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I am a poet, educator, and editor based in San Francisco. It's incredibly expensive to live in the Bay Area as an artist and have the time to pursue my poetry outside of my communications day job. To publish a book requires submission fees (publishers use a contest model) and travel for workshops, conferences, and readings. There is no financial return on my investment, as book prizes are $1000-3000, while a trip to the annual AWP creative writing conference easily costs $1000. 

I appreciate your support to help me continue my work. As a queer woman of color, I am writing the poems I want to see in the world. Thank you for your support.

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Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions) and a 2019-2020 Headlands Center for the Arts affiliate artist. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, and The New Republic. Her first full-length poetry collection has been a finalist for book prizes from Alice James Books and YesYes Books. She is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize and fellowships, residencies, and support from Kundiman, the MacDowell Colony, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, I-Park Foundation, Fire Island National Seashore, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, SPACE (Portland, ME), RADAR/San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, Fine Arts Work Center, and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. She holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and a BA from UC Berkeley.
I am a poet, educator, and editor based in San Francisco. It's incredibly expensive to live in the Bay Area as an artist and have the time to pursue my poetry outside of my communications day job. To publish a book requires submission fees (publishers use a contest model) and travel for workshops, conferences, and readings. There is no financial return on my investment, as book prizes are $1000-3000, while a trip to the annual AWP creative writing conference easily costs $1000. 

I appreciate your support to help me continue my work. As a queer woman of color, I am writing the poems I want to see in the world. Thank you for your support.

***
Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions) and a 2019-2020 Headlands Center for the Arts affiliate artist. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, and The New Republic. Her first full-length poetry collection has been a finalist for book prizes from Alice James Books and YesYes Books. She is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize and fellowships, residencies, and support from Kundiman, the MacDowell Colony, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, I-Park Foundation, Fire Island National Seashore, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, SPACE (Portland, ME), RADAR/San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, Fine Arts Work Center, and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. She holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and a BA from UC Berkeley.

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