The VPR Poem of the Week is Pui Ying Wong’s “Spring, Beijing,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Pui Ying Wong is a native of Hong Kong and is bilingual in English and Chinese. She is the author of two chapbooks—Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008)—and a full length book of poetry, Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Blue Fifth Review, Cavalier Literary Couture, Chiron Review, decomP, DMQ Review, 5 AM, New York Quarterly, PoetSpeak, Poetz, and elsewhere. Her poems in Chinese have appeared in China Press and New World Poetry.
Tuesday of each week One Poet’s Notes highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.