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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 2023 Office Hours

Teaching Release (2022-2023). Email me to set up an appointment.


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


Professional Bio

Carmin Wong was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She earned a BA in English with a minor in playwriting from the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University, where she was inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Society. She also holds an MFA in poetry writing from the University of New Orleans, where she served as Associate Poetry Editor of Bayou Magazine. Carmin is the co-author of A Chorus Within Her, a choreopoem produced by Theater Alliance. Her poetry, plays, and research center transnational Black identities with attention to written and oral literatures. She is currently a dual-title track graduate student, in the Departments of English and African American and Diaspora Studies, specifically concerned with written and spoken word poetries in the US and Caribbean. Her poetry has received recognition from the Academy of American Poets, been broadcasted on WRBH 88.3, and featured in Obsidian; The Quarry; Sou'wester; Xavier Review; and elsewhere. She has received artists grants from Poets & Writers and Jeremy O. Harris and The Bushwick, 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 research has been supported by sponsorships and grants from the Africana Research Center, and elsewhere. She is currently a Center for Black Digital Research Fellow at Penn State and assists with other projects recovering Black history in Centre County, PA and manuscripts of Melvin B. Tolson.