If you had to brag about yourself:
I’m really good at making exact change. I like using pennies.

Any place in the world:
The attic where I grew up in (Matawan, New Jersey). Squirrels ran all over the place.

Best breakfast:
Leftovers. There’s nothing like warming up leftovers in a bowl and eating it in bed, a blanket around your shoulders. I pretty much eat everything out of a bowl, even pizza (the fold-technique helps).

Favorite space to write:
In my bed. My bedroom used to be an enclosed porch and it’s all windows. Writing in a glass box.

Guilty literary pleasure:
Cookbooks. Just to read, not to actually cook from.


Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, Pleiades, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University.