Jennifer Wong

Born in Hong Kong and now based in Surrey, Jennifer Wong is the author of several collections, including Goldfish (Chameleon Press), and a pamphlet, Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl (Bitter Melon Poetry, 2019). Her latest collection, 回家 Letters Home (Nine Arches Press, 2020) which explores the complexities of history, migration and translation has been named the PBS Wild Card Choice by the Poetry Book Society. She studied in Oxford and has earned a creative writing PhD from Oxford Brookes University. She teaches creative writing at Oxford Brookes and the Poetry School. Her poems have appeared in World Literature Today, Oxford Poetry, The Rialto, Magma Poetry and others. Her reviews and translations have appeared in a number of magazines including Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review and Asian Review of Books. She is also a writer in residence for Wasafiri.

Jennifer Wong

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Trace   Whatever you say, don’t ask me where I come from. I’ve been here fifteen years. I went to school in Cheltenham. I’m a voter (but didn’t vote to leave). I’m good at saying ‘how lovely’, even when things go wrong. I live in a good postcode and have