Wendy Xu (b. 1987, Shandong, China) is the author of Phrasis (Fence Books Ottoline Prize, 2017), and You Are Not Dead, (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013), profiled by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of the year’s Top Ten debuts. She was awarded the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry in 2011, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2014. Her poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, A Public Space, Narrative Magazine, Guernica, and widely elsewhere, with fiction and essays appearing in BOMB and BuzzFeed.
She has been on creative writing faculty at The New School, the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Columbia University, and New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, and is Poetry Editor for Hyperallergic.