Michael Leong is the author of the critical study "Contested Records: The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry" (University of Iowa Press, 2020) and the poetry books "e.s.p." (Silenced Press, 2009), "Cutting Time with a Knife" (Black Square Editions, 2012), "Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?" (Fence Digital, 2017), and "Words on Edge" (Black Square Editions, 2018). His creative work has been anthologized in "The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing" (Lake Forest College Press, 2013), "Best American Experimental Writing 2018" (Wesleyan University Press, 2018), and "Bettering American Poetry, Volume 3" (Bettering Books, 2019). His co-translation, with Ignacio Infante, of Vicente Huidobro’s long poem "Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven" was published by co•im•press in 2020. He serves on the editorial board of American Literature and the advisory board of Journal of Modern Literature. He is currently working on a long poem called "Disorientations" and a critical book tentatively entitled "Post-Craft: Essays on Pedagogy, Poetics, and Experimental Literature."
Areas of Expertise
Creative writing, American literature, poetry studies
2013 — Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
2003 — Master of Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College
2000 — Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College