Victoria Chang’s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2017. Her third book of poems, The Boss, was published by McSweeney’s in 2013 as part of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series and won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her second book, Salvinia Molesta, was published by the University of Georgia Press as part of the VQR Poetry Series in 2008. Her first book, Circle, won the Crab Orchard Review Open Competition Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2005. She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2004. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, POETRY, Believer, New England Review, VQR, The Nation, New Republic, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor of the literary journal, Copper Nickel.
She also enjoys writing children’s picture books and Is Mommy? was published in the Fall of 2015 by Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster), illustrated by Caldecott winner, Marla Frazee. It was named a NYT Notable Book. She lives in Southern California with her family and her weiner dogs, Mustard and Ketchup and teaches creative writing at Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts during the year and Idyllwild Writers’ Week during some summers.