Author: Wong May

Wong May was born in China's wartime capital, Chongqing, in 1944. She was brought up in Singapore by her mother, a classical Chinese poet; studied English Literature at the University of Singapore with the poet D.J. Enright; and from 1966 to 1968 she was at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Soon after, she left the USA for Europe. Her fourth book of poems, PICASSO'S TEARS (Poems 1978- 2013), was published by Octopus Books. In 2022, she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize. Wong May currently lives in Dublin. She paints under the name Ittrium Coey, and has exhibited her work in Dublin & Grenoble.

In the Same Light: 200 Tang Poems for Our Century
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In the Same Light: 200 Tang Poems for Our Century

The Song Cave

2022 Windham-Campbell Prize Winner Wong May's Landmark Anthology of Tang Dynasty Poetry Chinese poetry is unique in world literature in that it was written for the best part of 3,000 years by exiles and refugees. In this anthology we meet Du Fu, Li...

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