Poetry. Asian American Studies. YELLOW PLUM SEASON, Pui Ying Wong's first full-length collection of poetry, is visually lush and reflective; and characterized by intimate descriptions of place, memory and dream. In YELLOW PLUM SEASON, Wong speaks as a traveler from lands known and unknown yet creates a terrain all her own. She writes with delicacy and precision, small but complex narratives that cover a range of emotional landscapes. These are poems both personal and universal; poems that engage the reader in the human experiences of both loss and love, heartache but also moments of joy; and ultimately connects the reader to the desire for every aspect of life.
Pui Ying Wong is a native of Hong Kong and is bilingual in English and Chinese. She is the author of two chapbooks, Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Blue Fifth Review, Chiron Review, DMQ Review, 5 AM, New York Quarterly, and Poetz. Her poems in Chinese have appeared in China Press and New World Poetry. She has read her work on WBAI's Talk Back, Writers on War and Peace, Hudson Valley Writers and at the Queens Library. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA