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I am a poet and a teacher from Hong Kong, currently based between London and Edinburgh.

Before completing the MSc in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of Edinburgh, I double-majored in English and English Language Teaching at Hong Kong Baptist University. I served as a full-time secondary school teacher for five years after graduation. 

I mainly write poems. Sometimes I write prose, translate, edit, and collaborate with artists who challenge dominant narratives. 
My works can be found here. I have also delivered poetry workshops and sharing at literary festivals and writing residencies.

My pamphlet Tapping at Glass (Verve 2023) is ready for pre-order. My full collection My Bloody Galentines, forthcoming in 2024, explores daughterhood, class, ecology, and music. I am also working on a series of poems to explore desires and rituals through the lens of tattooing.

​For commissions, enquires or collaborations, please contact me here.


100-word bio: Tim Tim Cheng is a poet and a teacher from Hong Kong, currently based in the UK. Her pamphlet Tapping At Glass is out with Verve. Her poems are published or anthologised in POETRY, The Rialto, Ambit, Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. Her latest appearances include the Hidden Door festival, Singapore Writers Festival, and BBC Scotland. She is a WrICE fellow, a member of Southbank Centre's New Poets Collective 2022/23, and a mentee under the Roddy Lumsden Memorial Mentorship scheme. She edits, translates between Chinese and English, and writes lyrics.

Photo Credit: Alan Leung

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