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Writer in Residence

Spring 2020—Victoria Chang

Ada Limón

Victoria Chang is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart and many other awards. Her children’s picture book Is Mommy? (Simon & Schuster), was named a NYT Notable Book. Her recent book, Barbie Chang was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. The Boss (McSweeney’s, 2013) won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle.  She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation.

Her new book of poetry, OBIT, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in April 2020. Her middle grade verse novel, Love Love is forthcoming by Sterling Publishing in Spring 2020.


Spring 2019—Ada Limón

Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky WreckThis Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. Her new collection, The Carrying, was released by Milkweed Editions in August of 2018 and has been called “her best yet” by NPR, “remarkable” by The New York Times, “exquisite” by the Washington Post, and one of the Ten Titles to Pick Up Now by O Magazine