Wendy Xu

Visiting Assistant Professor
Spring 2024

Spring 2024

Wendy Xu is a poet, editor, and professor, most recently the author of The Past, published by Wesleyan in September 2021. Phrasis (Fence Books) was named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Her debut collection, You Are Not Dead (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 work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Granta, Tin House, Poetry, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Conjunctions, and widely elsewhere. Her work has been supported by fellowships from Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.

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Research areas
  • Poetry