I'm a Hong Kong PhD Fellow at the University of Hong Kong's School of English, where I study contemporary poetry's response to US militarization. Check the Events page for upcoming conference appearances and other academic events.
I'm excited that my first academic publication is forthcoming in 2018 from Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. The paper is called "'with [our] entire breath': The US Military Buildup on Guam (Guåhan) and Craig Santos Perez's Literature of Resistance," and it's an expansion of the talk I gave at the 2016 Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos Conference at HKU.
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 currently teach creative writing in the MA Programme in Literary Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I also supervise MA thesis projects in creative writing. In the near neighborhood, I've taught creative and professional writing at Lingnan University and the Education University of Hong Kong, and guest-lectured at Hong Kong Baptist University and Yale-NUS in Singapore.
Aside from college-level instruction, I've taught 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.
If you'd like to know more, or would like to talk about developing courses or one-on-one writing instruction, email me.