Jay G Ying is a Chinese-Scottish poet, fiction writer, critic and translator based in Edinburgh. He will be an incoming MFA student at Brown University in Fall 2020. He is a Contributing Editor for The White Review and Assistant Poetry Editor for Asymptote.

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 working on a debut novel as well as a collection of poetry. 


His research interests include world and comparative literature, translation, experimental and avant-garde writers of colour, global modernisms, post-colonialism, queer studies, medical humanities, violence and genocide studies.