Laurence Wong was born in 1946 in Hong Kong and received his B.A. in English and Translation as well as his M. Phil. in English from the University of Hong Kong. His Ph.D. is from the University of Toronto. His publications include eleven books of poetry, five collections of “lyrical essays,” six collections of critical essays, one collection of essays on translation, and translations of Chinese, English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish poetry.