Monica Ong

Monica Ong, Kore Press Author, Photo by Matthew Fried

Monica Ong is a visual artist and poet whose hybrid image-poems juxtapose diagram and diary, bearing witness to silenced histories of the body. She completed her MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design and is also a Kundiman poetry fellow.

Her work has been published in several journals including the Lantern Review,Drunken Boat, Glassworks MagazineLoaded Bicycle, Tidal Basin Review, and the Seneca Review. She has also been exhibiting artwork for over a decade nationally and internationally.

Ms. Ong’s debut collection, Silent Anatomies, was selected by poet Joy Harjo as winner of the Kore Press First Book Award. Of the collection, Ms. Harjo noted: “This is one of the most unique poetry collections. It’s a kind of graphic poetry book, but that’s not exactly it either. Poetry unfurls within, outside and through images. They establish stark bridges between ancestor and descendant time and presence. This collection is highly experimental and exciting.”

For more information and other work by Monica Ong, please visit her website:

Readings & Events

Women’s Work @ WCSU
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 4:00am -Sun, Mar 12, 2017 4:00am
Western Connecticut State University Art Gallery
WCSU to host Women’s Work, which highlights the work of alumni artist of the Vermont Studio Center. Reception: January 26, 6-8 pm


Titles available from Kore Press

Silent Anatomies by Monica Ong

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