Henry Wei Leung

Author's Bio

Henry Wei Leung was born in the Pearl River Delta and raised first in Honolulu, then the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his B.A. from Stanford and his M.F.A. from Michigan. He has been the recipient of Kundiman, Soros, and Fulbright Fellowships, and is currently the Managing Editor of the Hawai'i Review. His chapbook, Paradise Hunger, was awarded the Swan Scythe Press Prize in 2012. His first collection, Goddess of Democracy, was selected by Cathy Park Hong for the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Contest in 2017. He is also the translator of Wawa's book of poems, Pei Pei the Monkey King (Tinfish, 2016).

Publications and Prizes

Goddess of Democracy
(Omnidawn, 2017)
Boxcar Poetry Review, Cerise Press, Crab Orchard Review, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, Lantern Review, New Delta Review, Solo Cafe, Yemassee, Zyzzyva
Paradise Hunger
(Swan Scythe Press, 2012)

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Born in: 
Zhongshan, China
Raised in: 
Honolulu, HI
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Last updated: Apr 11, 2017