Barbie Chang

Barbie Chang

Copper Canyon Press, 2017

Using sharp language play, leaping associations, and continuous questioning, author Victoria Chang explores desire through a reimagining of Barbie in her newest collection, Barbie Chang. An energetic social commentary on the pursuit of “fitting in,” Barbie Chang asks us what it means to be a good daughter, mother, and wife within a complex and ever-shifting world. With biting humor and woeful sonnet sequences, this collection is charged with an electric inquisitiveness about society and inheritance. 

Read Sample Poems

Barbie Chang's Tears
Barbie Chang Refuses
How Alone Barbie Chang’s Mother