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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

Fall 2023 Office Hours

Not teaching. Available by appointments only


BA in English, Howard University, 2018
MFA in Creative Writing Poetry, University of New Orleans, 2020

Professional Bio

Carmin Wong is a poet, playwright, and dual-title PhD student in English Literature and African American and Diaspora Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her writing and research centers on the intersections of spoken and written Black literature/ poetry across the Anglophone world. Specifically, the contributions of African American and Afro-Caribbean poets in the social and political movement for Black liberation throughout the long twentieth century. Her research has been supported by the Africana Research Center and Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State. She is currently a #DigBlk fellow and instructor of creative writing in the Centre County Correctional Facility. 

Carmin is the recipient of numerous artist grants by Scholastic, Poets & Writers, Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick. She has received fellowships from The Watering Hole, Furious Flower Poetry Center, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), and Wild Seeds Writers Retreat/ Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. Her work was recognized by the Academy of American Poetry and broadcast by WRBH and WPSU. She has performed her poetry at Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and more. Her plays have taken the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and on the national regional theater circuit. 

Carmin organizes and contributes to various State College and national initiatives dedicated to racial equity, civil rights, and social justice.