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 the Founding Co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and the academic journal Hong Kong Studies, English Editor of Voice and Verse Poetry Magazine, and the President of PEN Hong Kong (since March 2019). She has edited or co-edited seven volumes of poetry, short fiction and essays, including Twin Cities: An Anthology of Twin Cinema from Singapore and Hong Kong (Landmark Books, 2017), We, Now, Here, There, Together (AJAR Press, 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). Her literary translations have been published in World Literature Today, Chinese Literature Today, Pathlight, and Drunken Boat, among other places, and by the Chinese University Press.
Tammy is, beginning from September 2018, an Associate 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. She is also a Junior Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities and an Advisor to the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing.
Tammy's short story collection Her Name Upon The Strand (Delere Press) and her second poetry collection Too Too Too Too (Math Paper Press) were published in 2018, while her first academic book Neo-Victorian Cannibalism: A Theory of Contemporary Adaptations (Palgrave) was published in 2019. She has more scholarly books forthcoming.