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Sally Wen Mao, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Sally Wen Mao is the author of two collections of poetry, Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an NEA fellowship, she was recently a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at the George Washington University, and a Lannan Foundation Resident in Marfa, Texas. She has taught poetry at Cornell University, The George Washington University, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College MFA program, Catapult, Poet’s House, and the 92 Street Y, among other places. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, Poetry, Harpers Bazaar, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, Guernica, and A Public Space, among others. She is a Kundiman fellow in both fiction and poetry, and most recently, she was a Shearing Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute.

Educational History

BA, Creative Writing, Carnegie Mellon University

MFA, Creative Writing Poetry, Cornell University

Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019)

Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014)

National Endowment for the Arts grant

Pushcart Prize

Cullman Fellowship at New York Public Library

Amy Award

Cullman Center

92 Y

Asian American Writers Workshop

Sally Wen Moa

Visiting Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing


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