Michael Leong

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers University
MFA, Sarah Lawrence University

American Literature, Poetry and Creative Writing.

Humanities 345
518-442-4080

mleong@albany.edu

 

Michael Leong comes to the University at Albany, SUNY after teaching in the B.F.A. in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. His creative publications include the book-length poem Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012), which won a Face Out grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, and I, the Worst of All (BlazeVOX, 2009), a translation of the contemporary Chilean poet Estela Lamat. His peer-reviewed articles on conceptual poetry and ethnic American surrealism have appeared in Contemporary Literature, Modern Language Studies, and Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. He has also written numerous reviews and essays for such venues as the Boston Review, the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a 2016 NEA Literature Translation Fellow.

 

Publication List

Books
Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012).
e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009).
I, the Worst of All by Estela Lamat (BlazeVOX [books], 2009). Translation from Spanish.

Selected Articles and Essays
Root Work.” Boston Review. August 4, 2015.
Rats Build Their Labyrinth: Oulipo in the 21st Century.” Hyperallergic. May 17, 2015.
After Translation.” Los Angeles Review of Books. February 5, 2015.
“‘Work itself is given a voice’: Labor, Deskilling, and Archival Capability in the Poetry of Kenneth Goldsmith and Mark Nowak.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Volume 14, Number 4, 2014.
Neo-Surrealism's Forked Tongue: Reflections on the Dramatic Monologue, Politics, and Community in the Recent Poetry of Will Alexander and John Yau.” Contemporary Literature. Volume 55, Number 3, Fall 2014.
Notes Toward an Interventionalist Conceptualism.” Modern Language Studies. Volume 41, Number 2, Winter 2012.

Edited Portfolio
Lines of Sight: Visual Art in Asian American Poetry.” The Margins. March 3, 2015.

Interview
On Reviewing Poetry. Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics. Issue 35, November 2013.

Awards
National Endowment of the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, 2016.
FACE OUT Grant from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, 2012.