Writer and editor Victoria Chang earned a BA in Asian studies from the University of Michigan, an MA in Asian studies from Harvard University, and an MBA from Stanford University. Her collections of poetry include Circle (2005), winner of the Crab Orchard Review Award Series in Poetry, and Salvina Molesta (2008). Her poems have been published in the Kenyon Review, Poetry, the Threepenny Review, and the anthology the Best American Poetry 2005.
Poet Susan Settlemyre Williams, reviewing Circle for the online journal blackbird, commented on the collection: “It frequently brings Randall Jarrell to mind, both in its wide range of subjects, including art, film, and history, in its many dramatic monologues, and particularly in its fundamental inquiry into the slippery nature of identity.” She noted the presence of characters in liminal states and women struggling with restrictive roles, observing that Chang’s “rueful wit and sense of irony undercut any sense of self-righteousness.”
Chang is the editor of the anthology Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation (2004). In addition to editing, she has worked as a case study writer and researcher for the business school at Stanford University.