Ms. Victoria Chang

California, United States

Member Since: 02/14/2012

Victoria Chang’s forthcoming book of poems is With My Back to the World, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2024. Her latest poetry book is The Trees Witness Everything. OBIT, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, TIME Best Book of the Year, and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN Voelcker Award. It was also longlisted for a National Book Award and named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Her nonfiction book is Dear Memory. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech.




Twitter Username: @VChangPoet


  • Obit , Copper Canyon Press (April 2020)
  • Love Love , Sterling Books (April 2020)
  • Barbie Chang , Copper Canyon Press (November 2017)
  • The Boss , McSweeney's (2014)
  • Salvinia Molesta , University of Georgia Press (2008)
  • Circle , Southern Illinois University Press (2005)
  • Is Mommy? , Beach Lane Books
  • Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief , Milkweed Editions (October 13, 2021)


  • Guggenheim Fellowship(2017)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize(2020)
  • PEN Voelcker Award in Poetry(2020)
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize in Poetry(2020)
  • MacDowell Fellowship(2019)


  • Professor and Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech (August 2023 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from University of Michigan (June 1992)
  • Master of Arts in Asian Studies from Harvard University (December 1993)
  • Master of Science in Business from Stanford University (June 1998)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry from Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers (June 2005)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry