I'm a Hong Kong PhD Fellow at the University of Hong Kong's School of English, where I study contemporary US poetry and militarization. Check the Events page for upcoming conference appearances and other academic events.
Most recently, I presented a paper at the 2016 Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos Conference at HKU, titled "'with [our] entire breath': Military Suburbanization on Guam and Craig Santos Perez's Literature of Resistance."
U.S. Air Force over Okinawa
Image credit: Master Sgt. Marvin Krause
In collaboration with poets Jhave Johnston and Mei Kwan Ng and programmer Leoson Cheong, I'm developing a bilingual Cantonese/English digital poetry project for the School of Creative Media's immersive 360º theater. The project launched in June 2016 (details here). Here's a one-minute montage of the June version, as well as two early tests for the project: a "tunnel" of Chinese characters, and an erasure of Hong Kong's Basic Law in both English and Chinese.
Documentation of CURVED project (1 min)
Test of Chinese-language tunnel
Designed and programmed by Jhave Johnston and Leoson Cheung
Basic Law erasures
Designed by Collier Nogues and Mei Kwan Ng; programmed by Leoson Cheong
I co-edit poetry for the online literary journal Juked with Michael Barach. Send us your odd and brilliant poems!
My research with Devin Becker, the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Idaho, on the personal digital archiving practices of emerging writers was published in the Winter 2012 issue of American Archivist.
I've led poetry workshops for experienced poets and for beginners, as well as for school-aged students at all grade levels, and for secondary-school teachers seeking ways to incorporate creative writing in English classrooms.
Most recently, I've taught fiction- and poetry-writing to undergraduates at Lingnan University, and supervised creative Masters Thesis projects for the MA in Literary Studies Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
I have also taught college composition, from remedial to advanced levels, at the University of California at Irvine and at Laguna College of Art and Design, and have developed and taught poetry-focused composition classes.
If you'd like to know more, or would like to talk about developing courses or one-on-one writing instruction, email me.