Jennifer Cheng

Jennifer S. Cheng is the author of the forthcoming hybrid book Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Her debut book, House A, was selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and her work appears in Tin House, AGNI, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Normal School, and elsewhere. She received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas and Hong Kong, she lives in San Francisco.

A Biography of Women in the Sea: Snake Sisters by Jennifer Cheng

    Inside her dress, an envelope. Inside her dress, disembodied [      ]. Stitching of her girlish traces, maw-soaked daydreams—we could call it shadow-play, a bowl of wishbones, fish skeletons, or everything you need to unwind those lines. Inside her dress: embodied prescriptions. She was trying to say somewhere here while […]