About

Aiden Heung was born in Muli Tibetan Autonomous County in the western part of Sichuan, on the edge of the great Tibetan Plateau.

He held an MA in English Language and Literature from Tongji University, Shanghai, the city where he currently lives and writes in. He mostly writes in his second language English with a few exceptions.

He was a poet-in-residence at Swatch Art Peace Hotel from April 2021 to July 2021, during which time, he collaborated with artists with many works, including a lied in response to a piano piece by the musician Leon ( France_Lion), which was included in Leon’s debut album. He was also a 2021/2022 Varuna Australian National Writers’ House poetry masterclass fellow, mentored by Felicity Plunkett, with visiting mentors Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Tishani Doshi and Toby Fitch. His poems were rewritten as the lyrics of a song called Colors by the musician/singer Phil Hsu.

He writes about his personal past on the great plateau, the city of Shanghai, as well as his identity as an Asian gay man. He spends most of his caffeinated time reading and writing and complaining about his daytime job as a coating and paint salesman. He is proudly out of the closet.

He enjoys gym and jogging, and he plays squash regularly.

He is an avid reader of world literature, ask him about his favorite authors on twitter@aidenheung