Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Publisher: Meridien PressWorks; San Francisco (2012)

Language: English

Paperback: 134 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1-891132-19-3

“Like the food in them— and there is plenty of it in Nellie Wong’s poetry to satisfy the needs and cravings of the body, mind and spirit—the poems in this collection are nourishing, sensual, essential and thoroughly satisfying. Together they paint a picture of city life at once ordinary and extra-ordinary, where family is as old and sustaining as poetry and music, and joy and activism are integral parts of daily activity. Brava!” — Lucha Corpi

Stolen Moments


Publisher: Chicory Blue Press; Goshen, Connecticut (September 1, 1977)*

Language: English

Paperback: 43 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1887344036

“Nellie Wong’s poems are personal and political. The immediate and everyday – a secretary’s fingers on the keyboard, a San Francisco streetcar’s roar, an allergic reaction – evoke compassion and an unself-conscious desire for social justice that seem as necessary and natural as appetite or breath.” — Sondra Zeidenstein

*The poems in this now out-of-print chapbook can be found within The Crimson Edge: Older Women Writing, Vol. 2, published by Chicory Blue Press, 2000. ISBN-13: 978-1887344067.

The Death of Long Steam Lady


Publisher: West End Press; First Edition (December 31, 1986)

Language: English

Paperback: ‎ 71 pages

ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0931122422

“Nellie Wong’s new text fuses a stark historical landscape with the deep passion for life that emerges from generations of cultural wisdom and generations of suffering; wields force in the new literary contour taking form in the West Coast: glowing, tender and jade-stone real. . . .” —Juan Felipe Herrera

Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park


Publisher: Kelsey St. Press; Berkeley California (First Printing, 1977, Second Printing 1978, Third Printing 1981, Fourth Printing 1983)

Language: English

Paperback: ‎ 45 pages

ISBN 0-932716-09-1

Nellie Wong is ‘Lai Oy,’ a Chinese American coming to grips with her ancestors’ heritage, symbolized by images of “gold bracelets and opal rings” and “stuffed bitter melons on a platter of dragons and clouds.” Ms. Wong feels deeply and writes expressively… her poems flow and her thoughts provoke.” — Judy Yung

Talking Back: Voices of Color

Edited and with an introduction by Nellie Wong

Publisher: Red Letter Press; Seattle, Washington (First edition 2015)

Language: English

Paperback: 240 pages

ISBN-13: 978-093232323

Voices of color

Edited and with an introduction by Yolanda Alaniz & Nellie Wong

Publisher: Red Letter Press; Seattle, Washington (First edition 1999)

Language: English

Paperback: 159 pages

ISBN-0: 932323057

3 Asian American Writers Speak Out on Feminism

by Mitsuye Yamada, Merle Woo & Nellie Wong

Publisher: Radical Women Publications; Seattle, Washington (First edition 1986; Second edition 2003)

Language: English

Paperback: 48 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0972540353