Thursday, February 09, 2017

[Poet Spotlight] Muriel Leung

Muriel Leung is from Queens, NY. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in the Collagist, Fairy Tale review, Ghost Proposal, Jellyfish magazine, Inter|rupture, and others. Among poems of hers that I'd call attention to for my regular readers are her pieces "MOURN YOU BETTER: ecstatic phase," "The World's Tiniest Human," and "Robot Pleasure."

She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and is a regular contributor to the Blood-jet Writing Hour poetry podcast. She is also a poetry co-editor of Apogee Journal.

Currently, she is pursuing her Phd in creative writing and literature at University of Southern California. Her first book Bone Confetti was released by Noemi Press in October 2016. Truong Tran notes that "In Muriel Leung’s Bone Confetti, the poet writes, “The body, a violin that someone is always fingering.” I am haunted by this line and all that is hidden within the spaces in between. I am haunted by this book as a work of silence, as pain, as loss, as the book written as necessity. It is a beautiful, difficult and unresolved work of art. Such is poetry. Such is life."

She tweets from @murmurshewrote. You can also visit Muriel Leung at

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