Tina Chang was raised in New York City. The current Brooklyn Poet Laureate, she is the author of Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books), Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books) and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton). Her poems have been published in American Poet, Indiana Review, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Quarterly West, and Sonora Review, among others. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, the Van Lier Foundation, among others. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.