Eclogue I – Acacia mearnsii by Jay Gao

Jay Gao

Jay Gao is a poet and author of Imperium (Carcanet, 2022). He is a Contributing Editor at The White Review. He is a winner of the 2022 Desperate Literature Prize for Short Fiction, the 2021 London Magazine Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he earned his MFA at Brown University and is a PhD student at Columbia University in New York City.