Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang‘s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2017. Her third, The Boss, won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. She also writes children’s books and Is Mommy? (Simon & Schuster), illustrated by Marla Frazee was named a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Southern California and teaches at Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts. You can find her at

Love Lyric by Jessica Abughattas – curated and introduced by Victoria Chang

    I loved the lie    I loved   lying next to   the winter    I lived   beside the lie    lying   thin & white. I loved lying      beside the tides.   He let me drive      the winding canyon to Malibu.   I let him   unwind.   I loved   being   alive    the winter […]

“An Oboe at Night Among Trees,” a Conversation about Poetry with David Baker – curated by Victoria Chang

David Baker is author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Swift: New and Selected Poems, (Norton, 2019), Scavenger Loop (Norton, 2015), and Never-Ending Birds (Norton, 2009), which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize in 2011.  His six books of prose include Seek After: Essays on Modern Lyric Poets (SFA […]

“Imbuing the Words on the Page with Bottomless and Exquisite Care”: A Conversation with Alex Lemon, curated by Victoria Chang

Alex Lemon’s most recent books are Feverland and The Wish Book (a finalist for Best Poetry Collection by The Writer’s League of Texas). He is the author of Happy: A Memoir (Scribner; a finalist for Best Book of Non-fiction by The Writer’s League of Texas) and three other poetry collections: Mosquito, Hallelujah Blackout, and Fancy Beasts. […]

“‘What we really want to do is serve happiness’: A Conversation with Brian Teare,” curated by Victoria Chang

A 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, the Vermont Studio Center, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is the author of five […]