Shelley Wong is a poet, educator, Kundiman fellow, and the author of the chapbook RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review Online, Sixth Finch, Sycamore Review, Verse Daily, and other journals.
She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the 2017 MacDowell Poetry endowed fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and a Peter Taylor fellowship from Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. She has been an artist-in-residence at I-Park, Fire Island National Seashore, and SPACE and received support from Fine Arts Work Center.
A graduate of the Ohio State University MFA program, she currently lives in California, where she is working on her first full-length poetry collection.