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 or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, and The New Republic.
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 the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is working on her first full-length poetry collection, which has been a finalist for book prizes from Alice James Books and YesYes Books.