The Poetry Project

Wendy Xu

Wendy Xu stands in front of green and orange vertical striped wallpaper, wearing a white shirt and large red and black earrings, looking to the side.

Wendy Xu’s newest books are The Past, just published by Wesleyan in September 2021, and Phrasis (Fence), named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Granta, Tin House, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, and widely elsewhere. She is assistant professor of writing at The New School, where she teaches poetry.