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Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity (University of Georgia Press, 2008) and Some Say the Lark (Alice James Books, 2017), which received the William Carlos Williams Award in 2018. Her work has recently appeared in The Best American Poetry 2022, The American Poetry Review, A Public Space, The Yale Review, and Poetry, and she has been awarded the Levinson Prize by the Poetry Foundation and fellowships by MacDowell and Hewnoaks Artist Residency. She is the poetry editor of New England Review and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. Her new book, An Authentic Life, is forthcoming this fall from Copper Canyon Press.

Spring 2008

River Pilgrims

By Jennifer Chang

I’m the one who’s raw. I’m the one learning the river’s silt and scum, how the sediment floats but the muck and mire sink. Sister Elizabeth, what did the asphalt […]