Jay G Ying is a Chinese-Scottish poet, fiction writer, critic and translator based in Edinburgh. He is a Contributing Editor for The White Review and Assistant Poetry Editor for Asymptote. Currently, he is working on a debut novel as well as a collection of poetry. 


His publications include Granta, The GuardianThe Poetry Review, 3:AM Magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation, The White Review. His pamphlet Wedding Beasts (2019) was shortlisted for the Saltire-Calum MacDonald Award, and his second pamphlet Katabasis (2020) is a winner of a New Poets Prize. He is a Co-Founder of the Scottish BAME Writers Network


He is an incoming MFA candidate at Brown University. His research interests include world and comparative literature, translation, experimental, innovative and avant-garde writers of colour, Chinese literature, Asian diaspora, contemporary poetry, queer studies, global modernisms and postcoloniality.