Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of two full-length books of poetry: An Emigrant’s Winter (Glass Lyre Press, 2016) and Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010)—along with two chapbooks. She has poems published and forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Southampton Review, Plume Poetry Journal, The New York Times, Atlanta Review, among others. She is a book reviewer for Cervena Barva Press in Somerville, Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.

the onion you lay line by line,
a hybrid thing both occidental and oriental

is a struggle against the void.
Hybrid like love cold, like love hot, like love open-ended.

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