TINA CHANG’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Quarterly West, The Missouri Review, Indiana Review, Sonora Review, International Quarterly among many others. Her poems have been anthologized in Identity Lessons (Peguin Putnum, 1999) Poetry Nation (Vehicule Press, 1998), Asian American Literature (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and is forthcoming in Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, Poets & Writers, Villa Montalvo, Fundacion Valparaiso, the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Van Lier Foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. She is also the recipient of a 2003 poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her first collection of poetry, Half-Lit Houses, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in spring, 2004. She is currently editing an anthology of East Asian, South Asian and Middle Eastern poetry with Ravi Shankar and Nathalie Handal. She lives in Brooklyn.