Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
Hula hooping

​​​Tammy Ho Lai-Ming's first collection of poetry has been fifteen years between pen and press. The poems, cross-cultural and personal, paint a broad canvas from love to language, and family to politics. Hula Hooping (Chameleon, 2015) is a valuable addition to the growing corpus of Hong Kong poetry in English.

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. and a vice president of PEN Hong Kong. She has edited or co-edited six volumes of poetry, short fiction and essays, including Twin Cities: An Anthology of Twin Cinema from Singapore and Hong Kong (2017), We, Now, Here, There, Together (2017), Quixotica: Poems East of La Mancha (Chameleon, 2016), Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz (Chameleon, 2014), Love & Lust (Hong Kong Writers Circle, 2008) and Hong Kong U Writing: An Anthology (Department of English, University of Hong Kong, 2006). She is an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches poetics, fiction and modern drama. In 2016, she received the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. 


Her short story collection Her Name Upon The Strand will be published by Delere Press and her second poetry collection Too Too Too Too will be published by Math Paper Press. She also has scholarly books forthcoming from Palgrave and Springer.