Discipline: Literature – poetry

Jennifer Chang

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell fellowships: 2002, 2009, 2016

Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poetry, The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was released by Alice James Books in 2017. Her recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Narrative, Poetry, and A Public Space and her essays on poetry have appeared in The Believer and Los Angeles Review of Books.

She earned her M.F.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and teaches English and creative writing at George Washington University. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a nonprofit organization that supports Asian American literature. She is currently writing a non-fiction book on epistolary poetics, migration, and the Opium War, which she worked on at MacDowell in July 2016.


Phi Beta

Jennifer Chang 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 from 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is very simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is a…

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