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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

Spring 2024 Office Hours

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

Professional Bio

Carmin Wong is a poet, playwright, community organizer, and dual-title PhD student in English Literature and African American and Diaspora Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Wong is a graduate of Howard University and holds an MFA in poetry writing from the University of New Orleans. Her writing and research centers on the intersections of spoken and written transnational Black literature/ poetry across the Anglophone world. Specifically, she focuses on 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 Starr. 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 on WRBH and WPSU radios. 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 is the co-author of A Chorus Within Her (Theater Alliance) and playwright of Finding Home: Adeline Lawson Graham, Colored Citizen of Bellefonte (Pennsylvania State University).