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Tina Chang

Author's Bio

TINA CHANG is the Brooklyn Poet Laureate. Author of the poetry collections Half-Lit Houses (2004) and Of Gods & Strangers (2011), she is also co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008). Her poems have been published in American Poet, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and Ploughshares, among others. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, the Van Lier Foundation among others. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and she is also a member of the international writing faculty at the City University of Hong Kong, the first low-residency MFA program to be established in Asia.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011), Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008), Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004)
Anthologies:
Poetry 30: Poets in their Thirties (Mammoth Books, 2005), Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois Press, 2004), Asian American Literature (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2001), Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999), Poetry Nation (Vehicule Press, 1999)
Journals:
American Poet, Indiana Review, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, Sonora Review, The New York Times

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Listing last updated: July 2, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Asian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Agent:
Sarah Jane Freymann

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