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Jay G Ying is a Chinese-Scottish writer, translator, critic, editor, and MFA student at Brown University. He is a Contributing Editor at The White Review, reviews for the Poetry Foundation, and is a mentor for the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics programme. He was also a co-founder of the Scottish BAME Writers Network. 


His writing has appeared in 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 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.