Mimi Wong

Mimi Wong writes about art, culture, and literature. Her work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, Electric Literature, Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, and Refinery29. Her fiction has been published in Cicada, Crab Orchard Review, Day One, Joyland, and Wildness. She is an alumna of the Tin House Summer Workshop, VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation), and Anaphora Writing Residency for Writers of Color. Her work has received support from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and she is a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Looking to the Horizon

We remain dedicated to opening doors for others in the same way that they have been opened for us.

Behaving Badly

“I would like to take the opportunity to instead celebrate those less-than-perfect figures who, in their own way, sought to resist assimilation.”

Except, All Of Us

“From Victorian literature to contemporary essays, poetry to pop culture TV shows, the following excerpts illustrate how the seeds for violence are planted, and the deep recesses where they take root.”

One’s Own

“There are not two Genders, / there is only One gender: / One’s own.”

The Black Artist: A Chronology

Most textbooks would have you believe Black history stopped in the 1960’s. That the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the infallible marker of progress.

Far From Home

6 Excerpted Poems on Being a Refugee, an Exile, an Immigrant