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Michael Leong

University at Albany, State University of New York
Assistant Professor of English
Albany, NY
Michael Leong works at the intersections of poetry writing, ethnic American literature, and legacies of the historical avant-garde. His recent poetry books include Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, 2018) and Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? (Fence Digital, 2017). He is currently completing a critical monograph on contemporary poetry and cultural memory, which is under contract with the University of Iowa Press. His
co-translation--with Ignacio Infante--of Vicente Huidobro's bilingual prose poem Temblor de cielo/Tremblement de ciel is forthcoming from co•im•press in 2019. Excerpts from a long poem in progress entitled "Disorientations" recently appeared in Best American Experimental Writing 2018 (Wesleyan UP).