Sally Wen Mao


Sunnyvale, CA

Author's Bio

Sally Wen Mao is the author of Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019) and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in A Public Space, Poetry, Black Warrior ReviewGuernicaThe Missouri ReviewTin House, The Best of the Net 2014 and The Best American Poetry 2013, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Mao holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. She was the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Writer in Washington at the George Washington University.

Publications & Prizes

The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2013)
Here is a Pen: Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2009)
Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019)
Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014)

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Asian American
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Fluent in: 
Chinese, English
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Last update: May 28, 2019