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Jay G Ying is a Chinese Scottish poet, writer, critic, editor, and MFA student at Brown University.


He is the author of three poetry pamphlets: TRAVESTY58 (2022) forthcoming from SPAM Press; Katabasis (2020), a winner of a New Poets Prize; and Wedding Beasts (2019), shortlisted for the Saltire-Calum MacDonald Award. He is a Contributing Editor at The White Review and is a mentor for the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics programme. He will be a Tin House Winter Resident in 2022.


His writing has appeared in publications such as Granta, The GuardianThe Poetry Review, 3:AM Magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation, and The White ReviewHe was also a co-founder of the Scottish BAME Writers Network, and a former reviewer for the Poetry Foundation. 

He is represented by Matthew Turner at Rogers, Coleridge & White, and is currently working on a debut collection of poetry as well as a collection of short stories. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island, and Edinburgh, Scotland.