• Wendy Xu

    Assistant Professor of Writing


    Wendy Xu is the author of Phrasis (Fence Books Ottoline Prize, 2017), named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review. Her debut collection You Are Not Dead, (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 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 poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, Tin House, A Public Space, Narrative Magazine, Guernica, and widely elsewhere. Fiction and essays have appeared in BOMB, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere.

    She holds an MFA from the Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and has been on creative writing faculty at NYU and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Columbia University. She is poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic.

    Degrees Held:

    B.A., English, University of Iowa

    M.F.A., Poetry, University of Massachusetts-Amherst