Jane Wong

Jane Wong grew up in a Jersey restaurant. Her poems can be found in places such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Third Coast, The Volta, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Squaw Valley, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at the University of Washington Bothell and the Hugo House. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016). 

April Lit: Two Poems by Jane Wong

For April, we are pleased to bring you two poems by Jane Wong. The poems are rich and jarring, surprising in both imagery and in the way they break your heart in unexpected ways.

--Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor


I walk across a dotted line
            separating this world
                        into halves

like the nectarine
            the man in the market
                        split and handed over