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Hi, I'm Tim Tim, a poet 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, 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 chapbook Tapping at Glass is forthcoming with Verve in 2023. It navigates Hong Kong's landscapes, language interzones, femininities, and family histories. I am also working on another chapbook titled To Scratch: A Tattoo Lyric 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 forthcoming with Verve in 2023. 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 from Chinese to English, and writes lyrics. timtimcheng.com
Photo Credit: Alan Leung