Wing Tek Lum Analysis

Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Wing Tek Lum (luhm) is known exclusively for his poetry.

Wing Tek Lum Achievements

(Poets and Poetry in America)

In 1970, while a student at Brown University, Wing Tek Lum won the prestigious Poetry Center Award (later the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize). Lum’s Expounding the Doubtful Points was awarded the Outstanding Book Award of 1987 by the Association for Asian-American Studies and the 1988 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Wing Tek Lum Bibliography

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Bulfantz, Gary L., and John H. Y. Wat. “Performing a Chinese-American Cultural Identity: Wing Tek Lum’s ’Urban Love Songs.’” In Why Don’t You Talk Right? Multicultural Communication Perspectives, edited by Aprele Elliot. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1992. Examines “Urban Love Songs” in depth.

Fujita Sato, Gayle K. “The Island Influence on Chinese-American Writers: Wing Tek Lum, Darrell H. Y. Lum, and Eric Chock.” Amerasia 16, no. 2 (1990): 17-33. One of the first studies of Lum’s poetic work in the context of Chinese American writers in Hawaii.

_______. “Wing Tek Lum.” In Asian American Poets: A Bio-Biographical Critical Sourcebook, edited by Huang Guiyou. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002. A concise and helpful study of Lum’s life and literary works.

Leong, Lavonne. “Wing Tek Lum.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature, edited by Huang Guiyou. 3 vols. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2009. This article, while somewhat brief, provides a wealth of information about Lum’s life and poetic production and also offers a summary of some pertinent critical observations.