Michael Leong

Poet

412 Broadway, #41
Albany, NY 12207

Author's Bio

Michael Leong is the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry. His translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, THE WORST OF ALL, was published by BlazeVOX [books] in 2009. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY and will join the School of Critical Studies at CalArts in Fall 2019.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Best American Experimental Writing 2018 (Wesleyan University Press, 2018)
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The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing 2 (&NOW Books -- Lake Forest College Press, 2013)
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Viva la Difference: Poetry Inspired by the Painting of Peter Saul (Off The Park Press, 2010)
Books:
Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, 2018)
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Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? (Fence Books, 2017)
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Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012)
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e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009)
Chapbooks:
Fruits and Flowers and Animals and Seas and Lands Do Open (Burnside Review Press, 2015)
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Li Po Meets Oulipo (Belladonna Books, 2015)
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Words on Edge (Plan B Press, 2012)
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The Great Archivist's Cloudy Quotient (Beard of Bees, 2010)
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The Hoax of Contagion (Naissance, 2010)
Journals:
Action Yes
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American Tanka
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Atlanta Review
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Bird Dog
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Cavalier Literary Couture
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Counterexample Poetics
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Cranky
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ditch,
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Drunken Boat
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Fringe Magazine
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Gihon River Review
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Hotel Amerika
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Kill Author
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La Fovea
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Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion
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LIES/ISLE
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Marginalia
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Marsh Hawk Review
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New American Writing
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Opium Magazine
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Otoliths
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Pindeldyboz
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Raft
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Rhapsoidia
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Scrivener Creative Review
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Snow Monkey
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The Seattle Review
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Tin House
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Verse Daily
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wheelhouse magazine
Prizes won: 

NEA Literature Translation Fellowship (2016), The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing (2013), FACE OUT grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (2012)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Livingston, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 22, 2019