Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang’s latest poetry collection, OBIT, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020 and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, long listed for a National Book Award, as well as long-listed for a PEN-Voeckler Award. OBIT was also named a TIME Magazine, Publishers Weekly, NPR, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Notable Book. Her other poetry collections are Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), The Boss (McSweeneys, 2013), Salvinia Molesta (University of Georgia Press, 2008), and Circle (SIU Press, 2005). She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (University of Illinois Press, 2014), as well as the children’s picture book Is Mommy? (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, 2015), and the middle grade verse novel, Love, Love (Sterling Publishing, 2020).

Victoria has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Katherine Min MacDowell Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart, a Lannan Residency Fellowship, and other awards. Her poems have been published in Best American Poetry. She is a contributing editor at Copper Nickel, Tupelo Quarterly, and On the Seawall. She is the Program Chair of Antioch University’s low-residency MFA Program. She lives in Los Angeles.

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