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Letters Home 回家

回家_Letters_HomeJennifer Wong (1998, English) is doing a poetry reading with Laura Scott at the Oxford University Poetry Society on Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm in Merton JCR. Her new collection, Letters Home 回家 (Nine Arches Press) will also be published on Thursday.

Letters Home 回家 unravels the complexities of being between nations, languages and cultures. Travelling across multiple borders of history and place, Jennifer’s poems examine what it means to be returning home, and whether it is a return to a location, a country or to a shared dream or language.

The event, entitled “Poems and Prosecco”, is open to the public. It is run in coordination with Merton Poetry Society and UNWomen. Entry is £3, free for Merton students. You can find out more information about the event on the OUPS’s website.

Jennifer grew up in Hong Kong and is the author of two poetry collections. After studying English at Univ, she received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She is the recipient of the Hong Kong Young Artist Award (Literary Arts) and earned a PhD on the idea of place and identity in Asian diaspora poetry from Oxford Brookes University. Her work, including poems, reviews and translations, have appeared in various journals including The Rialto, Poetry London, Poetry Review, And Other Poems, Oxford Poetry, North,  Cha, Wasafiri and others. She has previously won the runner-up prize at the Bi’an Writers Awards and was long-listed in pamphlet competitions and the National Poetry Competition.

You can find out more about Jennifer’s book online.

Published: 26 February 2020

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