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. (support her via Patreon)
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. She lives in San Francisco.