About + Portfolio

Hi! I’m May, a freelance writer, translator, and editor based in Berkeley. I was born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong. I translate poetry and fiction from Chinese into English, write literary criticism, and construct crosswords. I graduated from the University of Chicago with Honors in English and Comparative Literature in June 2019. Thank you for visiting my site!



  • Hong Kong,” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (winner of the 2015 Hong Kong Poetry Contest; republished in Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Issue 39-40; translated by Liang Tianwen for Voices & Verse Issue 43).
  • Two poems in Feminine Inquiry, 2015, Fall Issue 2
  • Someplace that looks like home,” The Kindling Journal, Issue 6

Editorial / Commissions


The Chicago Maroon