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Victoria Chang, MA, MBA, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Victoria Chang’s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017.  The Boss (McSweeney’s) won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award.  Other books are Salvinia Molesta, published by the University of Georgia Press as part of the VQR Poetry Series and Circle, which won the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition and was published by the Southern Illinois University Press.

Her poems have been published in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Harvard Review, Agni, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry, and many other places.  In 2017, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Her picture book, Is Mommy? illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster) was named a New York Times Notable Book.  She lives in Southern California with her family and her two wiener dogs Mustard and Ketchup.

In 2017, Victoria was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship. She was recently elected to serve on the National Book Critics Circle Board.

Educational History

MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry, Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers
MBA in Business and Management, Stanford University
MA in East Asian Studies, Harvard University
BA in East Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Barbie Chang
Is Mommy?
The Boss
Salvinia Molesta
Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation

Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, 2017
Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, 2017
Is Mommy?, illustrated by Marla Frazee, named New York Times Notable Book, 2015
PEN Center USA Literary Award, The Boss, 2013
California Book Award, Silver Medal, The Boss, 2013
Dorothy Sargent Award for Poetry, 2010
Ploughshares Cohen Award, 2006
Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, Circle, 2005
Crab Orchard Review Open Competition Prize in Poetry, 2005

Poet, Victoria Chang, joins MFA creative writing faculty

Program Chair,

Creative Writing Department


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