The Poetry Project

Wo Chan

Photo Credit: Mettie Ostrowski

Wo Chan is a poet and drag performer. Their chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM was published by Belladonna* in 2016. Wo’s poems appear in POETRY, Mass Review, No Tokens, The Margins, and are further anthologized in Vinegar & Char (University of Georgia Press), Go Home! (Feminist Press), and Bettering American Poetry (Bettering Books). As a member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, and New York Live Arts. They are a regular guest on Sasha Velour's Nightgowns and have featured in operas, music videos, cabarets, and short films. Wo was born in Macau, China, and currently lives in New York. They hold an MFA in Poetry from NYU. You can find them online @theillustriouspearl.