Wendy Xu is a poet and editor, most recently the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017), named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review, and one of the13 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by BuzzFeed. Her poetry debut collection You Are Not Dead (2013), was named by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of the year’s Top 10 debuts.
Xu was awarded the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry in 2011, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2014, and her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, Tin House, BOMB, Triple Canopy, A Public Space, Narrative Magazine, Guernica, and widely elsewhere.
Born in Shandong, China, in 1987, she holds an MFA from the Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has been on creative writing faculty at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Columbia University, New York University, and is currently assistant professor of writing in poetry at The New School. She lives in Brooklyn, and serves as Poetry Editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic.