Jennifer S. Cheng

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Jennifer S. Cheng is a poet-essayist. She is the author of House A (2016), selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and MOON: Letters, Maps, Poems (2018), selected by Bhanu Kapil for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, the U.S. Fulbright program, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas and Hong Kong, she lives in San Francisco. Read more at


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Writing Letters to Mao

What does it mean to experience a history of trauma and blood in ephemeralities, in residue?

Apr 19, 2018