An Authentic Life

Jennifer Chang

Forthcoming October 2024

Sprawling yet urgent, meditative yet lucid, the poems in Jennifer Chang’s anticipated third collection, An Authentic Life, offer a bold examination of a world deeply influenced by war and patriarchy. In dialogues against literature, against philosophy, and against God, Chang interrogates the “fathers” who stand at the center of history. Poems navigate wounds opened by explorations of family and generational trauma, and draw on the author’s experiences as a mother, as the daughter of immigrants, and as a citizen of our deeply divided nation. 

ISBN: 9781556596995

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which received the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Believer, Best American Poetry 2012 and 2022, Georgia Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, A Public Space, and Yale Review. Her essays on poetry and poetics, race, and culture have appeared in Blackwell’s Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Margins, New Literary History, the Oxford Encyclopedia of …

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