Discipline: Literature – poetry

Adrienne Chung

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Portland, OR
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Adrienne Chung is the author of Organs of Little Importance (Penguin, 2023), a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her work has been published in The Yale Review, Joyland, Washington Square Review, and others. She has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She teaches at the Berlin Writers’ Workshop.

At MacDowell, Chung began work on a novel and a second collection of poems, and wrote the text for Work's Tiring (cover crop, 2023), a zine produced in collaboration with artists Natalie Lerner and Kristina Stallvik.


Phi Beta

Adrienne Chung worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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