Jenny Xie

marlene lopez

Jenny Xie has published poems in American Poetry ReviewHarvard Review, The New Republic, Tin House, and elsewhere. She teaches at New York University. She is the author of Eye Level (Graywolf Press), winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Juan Felipe Herrera. Jenny Xie’s award-winning debut, Eye Level, takes us far and near, to Phnom Penh, Corfu, Hanoi, New York, and elsewhere, as we travel closer and closer to the acutely felt solitude that centers this searching, moving collection. Animated by a restless inner questioning, these poems meditate on the forces that moor the self and set it in motion, from immigration to travel to estranging losses and departures.