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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). If you would like to meet with me, please send me an email to schedule 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. Specifically, concerned with written and spoken word poetries in the US and Caribbean. She is currently a dual-title track graduate student in the Departments of English and African American and Diaspora Studies. Her poetry has received recognition from the Academy of American Poets, was 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 #DigBlk fellow at Center for Black Digital Research, a research assistant with Black history in Centre County, PA Project, and an instructor of poetry reading and writing at the county correctional facility with the Restorative Justice Initiative at Penn State.