K-Ming Chang was born in the year of the tiger. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a Lambda Literary Award finalist in poetry. Her poems have been anthologized inInk Knows No Borders, Best New Poets 2018, Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3, the 2019 Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. Raised in California, she now lives in New York.
Gorgeous and gorgeously grotesque . . . Every line of this sensuous, magical-realist marvel-about multiple generations of Taiwanese-American women in Arkansas whose lives are imbued with cultural and familial myth-is utterly alive. * O: The Oprah Magazine * Chang makes a spell rise from every wound, and I'm caught all the way up in this magic... one of the best emerging writers out there. The poet K-Ming Chang's debut novel, Bestiary, offers up a different kind of narrative, full of magic realism that reaches down your throat, grabs hold of your guts and forces a slow reckoning with what it means to be a foreigner, a native, a mother, a daughter - and all the things in between. * New York Times * A visceral, magical tale - every sentence is worth savouring. -- Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark What gives me fuel are other books - anything stylish and/or dirty. This year I loved reading K-Ming Chang's Bestiary. -- Raven Leilani, author of Luster