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 and a semi-finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center first book competition.
She is a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, I-Park Foundation, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, SPACE, and RADAR/San Francisco Public Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center. She holds an MFA from the Ohio State University and a BA from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco.