Wing Tek Lum
He graduated from Brown University in 1969, where he majored in engineering. He edited the university’s literary magazine.
He graduated from the Union Theological Seminary, with a master's degree in divinity in 1973. He worked as a social worker, and met Frank Chin. In 1973, he moved to Hong Kong to learn Cantonese. His work appeared in New York Quarterly. Under the guidance of Makoto Ooka, he participated with Joseph Stanton and others in the collaborative renshi poem What the Kite Thinks.
- 1970 Poetry Center Award (now known as the Discovery/The Nation Award)
- 1988 American Book Award
- James R. Harstad, ed. (2002). Island fire: an anthology of literature from Hawaií. Curriculum Research & Development Group, University of Hawai'i. ISBN 978-0-8248-2628-4.
- Rajini Srikanth, Esther Yae Iwanaga, eds. (2001). "Urban Love Songs". Bold words: a century of Asian American writing. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-2966-0.
- Eric Chock, James R. Harstad, Bill Teter, eds. (1998). Growing up local: an anthology of poetry and prose from Hawaiʻi. Bamboo Ridge Press. ISBN 978-0-910043-53-3.
- Sue Cowing, ed. (1996). "Chinese Hot Pot". Fire in the sea: an anthology of poetry and art. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-1649-0.
- "WING TEK LUM", Asian-American Poets
- Guiyou Huang, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, eds. (2002). Asian-American poets: a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-31809-2.
- "One Should Not Sleep Anymore: Poet Wing Tek Lum and the Virtues of Unpleasantness": review by Ken Chen for New York Foundation for the Arts