SHAWN HOO is the author of the poetry chapbook Of the Florids (Diode Editions, 2022). He is Assistant Editor at Asymptote where he curates the Translation Tuesdays showcase. His translation of Lao She has been published in the Journal of Practice, Research & Tangential Activities (PR&TA) and his poetry can be found in Diode Poetry Journal, New Delta Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Queer Southeast Asia, Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. He graduated from Yale-NUS College with a BA(Hons) in Literature. Born in Singapore, Shawn is currently a Global Writing and Speaking Fellow at NYU Shanghai.