On Friday, April 20, poet Jane Wong, Ph.D., assistant professor of creative writing and literature at Western Washington University, will present a poetry reading entitled "A Poetics of Haunting" for the Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series. Wong will be reading from her poems and will provide commentary on her work and its connection to Asian-American experiences and history. Wong's reading will be held at 4:00 p.m. on the third floor of Cebula Hall on the Saint Martin's University Lacey campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Wong teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in creative writing (poetry and hybrid form) and literature. Her research interests include Asian American poetry and poetics, transnational studies, the digital humanities, and multiethnic literature. A former U.S. Fulbright and Kundiman Fellow, she is the recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Hedgebrook. The recipient of The American Poetry Review's 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize and a Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, Pleiades, Third Coast, Black Warrior Review, jubilat, and others. She is the author of the book "Overpour" (Action Books, 2016) and curator of the digital project The Poetics of Haunting in Asian American Poetry (http://poeticsofhaunting.com/).