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 the author of three full-length books of poetry, The Feast (MadHat Press, 2023), An Emigrant's Winter (Glass Lyre Press, 2016) and YELLOW PLUM SEASON (NYQ Books, 2010), along with two chapbooks, Mementos and Sonnet for a New Country. She has received a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Plume, Prairie Schooner, The Southampton Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, among many others. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.