Poet. Playwright. Scholar. Educator.

Carmin Wong is a Guyanese-born artist, teaching artist, student, and educator. She has received fellowships from the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University; IRT, Andover; and the Cooper-DuBois program at Penn State. Wong holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing Poetry from The University of New Orleans, where she was associate poetry editor of Bayou Magazine. She was featured on WRBH 88.3 FM Reading Radio for the Blind & Print Impaired and her poem, “The Proper Way To Prepare The U.S. Flag,’ was named “Poem of The Week” by Split This Rock! Wong was awarded a “pet project” grant by Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick Starr, in addition to Honorable Mention for the 2020 Andrea Saunders Gereighty/Academy of American Poets College Poetry Award and the Peauxdunque Review Words and Music Writing Competition. Notably, she has performed at Lincoln Center, Scholastic Auditorium, and the Nuyorican Poets Café, in addition to her theatrical debut at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is the playwright of Criminalize Me! which premiered in 2020 with Theater Alliance. Her poems can be found in various online and print publications.


Wong is the founder and curator of What You Reading? The Series and co-founder of Carmin & Aye's Prom Giveaway and Fundraiser.

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