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Tina Chang

Associate Professor, Director of Creative Writing

English, General Literature and Rhetoric


Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers (FWB) and Hybrida (W.W. Norton, 2019). She is also co-editor of the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, among many others. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times Book Review, Oprah magazine, Washington Post and the Harvard Review. Hybrida was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR, Publisher’s Weekly, Lit Hub, and other media outlets. She founded Meet the Author, a literacy program established to foster creativity and to enrich the lives of children through access to living writers and artists.


  • MFA, Columbia University
  • BA, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary and Modern Poetry
  • Asian American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Traditional and Experimental Poetic Forms
  • Contemporary Women Poets
  • Poetry and Social Justice

Teaching Interests

  • Poetry


  • Baldwin for the Arts established by Jacqueline Woodson, Inaugural Fellow, January 2020
  • Hybrida, Best Books of 2019, Publisher’s Weekly, NPR, Lit Hub
  • Hybrida, Most Anticipated Book of 2019, NPR, Lit Hub, Oprah magazine, The Millions,Publisher’s Weekly, Books are Magic
  • Praise for Hybrida, The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Harvard Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Adroit Journal, Washington Independent Review of Books
  • Full fellowship, Blue Mountain Center, 2018-2014
  • Full fellowship, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, 2014
  • Brooklyn Poet Laureate, 2010 - present
  • New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Poetry Fellowship, 2009
  • Fellowship, Blue Mountain Center, 2007
  • Nomination for Pushcart Prize XXXII, 2006, poetry
  • Fellowship, Djerassi Artist’s Residency, 2006
  • Artist’s Residency, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, 2006
  • Full Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2005
  • Finalist, Asian American Literary Award, 2005
  • New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Poetry Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2003
  • Writer’s Grant, Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation/Money for Women, 2002
  • Writer’s Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 2001-2002
  • Nadya Aisenberg Fellow, MacDowell Colony, 2001-2002
  • NY Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • Artist’s Residency, Fundación Valparaíso, Spain, 2000
  • Literary Grant, Poets & Writers,1999
  • Ruth Comfort Mitchell Fellow, Villa Montalvo Residency, 1999
  • Poetry Scholarship, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, 1998
  • Missouri Review, Editor’s Prize, 1998
  • Academy of American Poets, University Prize, 1997
  • Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, 1997
  • Dana Poetry Award, First Place, 1997
  • Charles Johnson Poetry Award, 1997

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