Tina Chang

Strange God,

Cutting it Down

What I Was Acquainted With Was Not Mine

Tina Chang is the author of Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004). She received an MFA in poetry from Columbia University and her poems have appeared in American Poet, Indiana Review, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, Sonora Review, among others.  Her poems have been anthologized in Identity Lessons, Poetry Nation, Asian American Literature, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, and in Poetry 30: Poets in Their Thirties. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, the Van Lier Foundation among others. She is co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond  (W.W. Norton, 2008). She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Hunter College.