Jane Wong

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A furious, joyful memoir of working-class New Jersey and the writing life

A memoir that celebrates as much as it grieves, rages and broods, Jane Wong’s “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City charts its author’s progress from the casinos of New Jersey to the college dorms of Upstate New York, to Hong Kong and Iowa and finally…

Q & A with Jane Wong about her new memoir, 'Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City’  2023-05-30
Two Memoirs of Chinese American Hunger, Three Decades Apart

A New York Times book review of Jane Wong's new memoir, "Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City." Wong is a faculty member in Western's English Department.

Jane Wong: How Non-Linearity Mirrors the Experience of Migration

Jane Wong is the author of the poetry collections How to Not Be Afraid of Everything and Overpour. An associate professor of creative writing at Western Washington University, she grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Seattle, Washington…

This book of poetry says, 'I have fists,' and the world needs to know

Fists curling and uncurling. People who don't look each other in the eye. Food, and everyone coming together around it. These are the images at the core of Jane Wong's second collection of poems, How To Not Be Afraid Of Everything.

"That turning around when I walk down the…

20 Best Things to Do in Seattle in June 2019

Poet and Western Washington University professor Jane Wong’s family life was shaped by food: its presence, in the New Jersey Chinese restaurant her family ran; and its absence, in the unspeakable famines of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which some of her family…

WWU's Jane Wong helps judge annual Sue Boynton Poetry Contest 2018-04-27
These Seattle Artists Are Exploring China's Sociopolitical Transformation

The Great Leap Forward and the period that followed it—the Communist Cultural Revolution—are explored in a different medium by poet Jane Wong (

Jane Wong: Finding a New Place to Call Home 2018-02-26
WWU's Jane Wong wins prestigious James Ray Award 2018-01-30
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