Dr. Michael Leong

New York, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2011

Michael Leong is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? (Fence Digital, 2017) and Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, 2018). Leong's critical writing on poetry and poetics has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, and Modern Language Studies. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Website: http://michaelleong.wordpress.com/


  • e.s.p. , Silenced Press (2009)
  • Cutting Time with a Knife , Black Square Editions (2012)


  • Face Out Grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses(2012)
  • &Now Award (Lake Forest College Press)(2012)
  • NEA Literature Translation Fellowship(2015)


  • Faculty Member at Goddard College (October 2013 - March 2015)
  • Assistant Professor at The University at Albany, SUNY (September 2015 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College (2000)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College (2003)
  • Doctoral Degree in English from Rutgers University (2013)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry