Nellie Wong is the author of three books of poetry.  Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.  Two of her poems are engraved in public sites of the San Francisco Muni, one at Market and Sanchez Streets and the other on the Embarcadero where the F Muni line runs (across from Levi Strauss building).  Her work and protest poems are included in the documentary film, "Mitsuye & Nellie Asian American Poets," and have been translated into Italian, Chinese, French and Spanish.

She traveled in 1983 to China as a delegate with the First U.S. Women Writers Tour and has keynoted at conferences such as National Women Studies Association and Women Against Racism.

She is retired as a senior analyst in affirmative action but worked the majority of her life as an office worker.  She represents University Professional & Technical Employees/CWA 9119 as a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council AFL-CIO.  She is a leader in Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.