Shelley Wong

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears, winner of the 2019 Pamet River Prize, and the chapbook Rare Birds. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and New England Review.
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As She Appears

ISBN 9781936919895 YesYes Books

Shelley Wong’s debut, As She Appears, foregrounds queer women of color in their being and becoming. Following the end of a relationship that was marked by silence, a woman crosses over and embodies the expanse of desire and self-love. More about this book >

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Shelley Wong

Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears, winner of the 2019 Pamet River Prize, and the chapbook Rare Birds. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman, MacDowell, and Vermont Studio Center. She is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and lives in San Francisco.

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