Yong-Yu Huang

Yong-Yu Huang is a Taiwanese student living in Malaysia. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Waxwing, Strange Horizons, and Passages North, among others, and has been recognized by Princeton University, The Kenyon Review, and the Poetry Society of the UK. She is the recipient of the 2021 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Studio Ghibli soundtracks and sitting on the beach.


In the golden years, I forgot to turn / the lights off, bulbs gleaming like keyholes — / is anything a mirage if it lingers / in the dark?