About

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

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

His poems appeared in PoetLore(USA), Cha: An Asian Literary Journal(HongKong), Literary Shanghai(China), Hobart(USA), Parentheses Journal(Canada), Dunes Review(USA), The Mascara Literary Review(Australia), The Tint Journal(Austria), Voices&Verse(HongKong), The Wellington Street Review(UK), Ricepaper Magazine (Canada) among numerous other journals.

Recent awards and nominations include: 2019 Hong Kong Proverse International Poetry Prize; 2020 Doug Draime Poetry Prize Shortlist.

He is an active member of the Shanghai Poetry Workshop and Literary Shanghai.He also serves as a poetry reader for A Shanghai Poetry Zine.

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 is an avid reader of world literature.He loves Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Dostoevsky, Herman Hesse, Carson McCullers, Roberto Bolano, Rilke, T.S.Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Fernando Pessoa, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin,Eugene O’neil, C.P.Cavafy, Martin Mcdonagh, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, 杨炼,余秀华,黄哲伦, Ilya Kaminsky, Tomas Transtromer, just to name a few.

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