Contributors / September 2014 (Issue 25)

Wong Leung Wo
ImageWong Leung Wo was born in Hong Kong. He completed his tertiary degrees in the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Baptist University. He is a poet, writer, scholar, critic, and educator writing in Chinese and is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies in Hong Kong Institute of Education. His poems, essays, and short stories have won him many awards, such as the 7th, 8th, and 9th Youth Literary Awards, the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th Awards for Creative Writing in Chinese, the 2nd Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature (Poetry), and the 7th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature (Fiction). He was the co-founder of We Poetry journal (1996-97) with his students, after his part-time instructorship of a poetry workshop at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1995. He was also a co-editor of Huxi Poetry (1996-97). He has often been a member of the judging panels of local literary awards, and his works frequently appear in local literary magazines. His research interests are in modern Chinese literature, contemporary Chinese literature, Hong Kong literature, composition, children’s literature, and pedagogy of literature. Some of his notable poetry collections are Hair Surprise (1986), The Mill in the Fire (1994), An Ode to the Tree Roots (1997), Still Unborn (1999), and Pomelo Lantern (1991). He is the author of the prose collections, Water of Autumn (1991), Between Mountains and Water (2002), and Fish-talk (2008); and the fiction, Curse of the Fish (2002). [Poetry]

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