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Distinguished Writers Series - Victoria Chang
Victoria Chang's fifth and most recent book of poems, OBIT, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her prior book of poems, Barbie Chang, was also published by Copper Canyon, in 2017. Her third book of poetry, The Boss, was published by McSweeney's in 2013 and won a PEN Center USA literary award and California Book Award. Her first book, Circle, 2005, won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, Ploughshares, and The Nation, and Tin House.
She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017, a Lannan Residency Fellowship in 2020, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2017, a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award in 2018, as well as a Pushcart Prize and a MacDowell Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles where she is the Program Chair of Antioch University's MFA Program.