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I am a poet and a teacher from Hong Kong, currently based between Edinburgh and London.
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.
My pamphlet Tapping at Glass (Verve 2023) is out. My full collection, The Tattoo Collector, is forthcoming in 2024. It explores the relationship between the body, ecology, and class.
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 between Edinburgh and London. Her pamphlet Tapping At Glass (VERVE, 2023) explores womanhood, multilingualism, and psychogeography. Her poems are published or anthologised in POETRY, The Rialto, Poetry London, and elsewhere. Her latest appearances include the StAnza Festival, Hidden Door festival, Singapore Writers Festival, and BBC Scotland. She is a WrICE fellow, an Ignite 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. timtimcheng.com
Photo Credit: Alan Leung