Shelley Wong is the author of the chapbook RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review Online, Sixth Finch, Sycamore Review, Verse Daily, and other journals.
She is the recipient of a 2017 Pushcart Prize, the 2017 MacDowell Poetry fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and fellowships from Kundiman and Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, I-Park, Fire Island National Seashore, and SPACE.
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.
As an educator, she has taught creative writing, business writing, technical writing, and composition at the undergraduate level. Her professional experience includes management roles in communications, publishing, and grantwriting in San Francisco and New York City.