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Carmin Wong

Carmin Wong

Graduate Research Assistant
Bunton-Waller Fellow
Preferred Pronouns: She, Her, We
Burrowes Building, Room 004
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Carmin Wong

Summer 2022 Office Hours

Teaching Release (Spring 2022, Fall 2023) Office hours via Zoom only. Email me to set up an appointment.


BA in English from the Howard University (2018)
MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Orleans (2020)

Professional Bio

Carmin Wong was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Her poetry, plays, and research engage with transnational Black identities through written and oral literatures. Specifically, her research is concerned with written and spoken word poetries in the US and Caribbean. She is pursuing a dual-title PhD in the Departments of English and African American Studies at Penn State. A graduate of Howard University, Carmin earned a BA in English with a minor in playwriting from the Division of Fine Arts (re-established as the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts) and was inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Society. She holds an MFA in poetry writing from the University of New Orleans, where she served as an Associate Poetry Editor of Bayou Magazine.

Carmin’s poetry has received recognition from the Academy of American Poets. She has been awarded grants by Poets & Writers and Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick. Additionally, her poetry has been broadcast on WRBH 88.3, and featured in Obsidian; The Quarry; Sou'wester; Xavier Review; and elsewhere. Carmin has received fellowships from The Watering Hole, Furious Flower Poetry Center, and Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). 

She is the co-author of A Chorus Within Her, produced by Theater Alliance, co-founder of Carmin and Aye’s Prom Giveaway, and curator of Feed Those Without Shelter in NYC.