Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong is a Kundiman Fellow and the author of the chapbook Rare Birds (Diode Editions, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Massachusetts Review, and Sycamore Review, among others. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, I-Park Foundation, and Palm Beach Poetry Festival.

Sept/Oct 2022

Headlands 2

By Shelley Wong

standing in the cement circle I am not a gun, I am a woman fog enters, a sudden gentleness, vanishing the edge of the hills my beautiful hand drifts over […]

Sept/Oct 2022

Headlands 1

By Shelley Wong

It was the year the deer came out to the road, unbothered by locals Cleared of fog, the evergreens are fading, perpetual What is constancy along the West Coast

July/Aug 2019

As She Appears

By Shelley Wong

Read a micro-conversation with the author here. & who asks after a woman alone in the forest & to bring the origins of language & set them on the table, […]