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From a biography of women in the sea



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Chang ’e

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Snake Sisters

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Jennifer S. Cheng is the author of MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize (forthcoming 2018); HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the 2015 Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize; and INVOCATION: AN ESSAY, an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. A hybrid writer, she has work appearing in Tin House, AGNI, Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, Entropy, the Normal School, and elsewhere. She received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas and Hong Kong, she currently lives in San Francisco. Learn more at

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