Dorothy Chan


Dorothy Chan (she/they) is an American poet, educator, and editor born to Chinese immigrants in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Growing up as often the only Asian girl in her classes attracted Chan to traveling the country during her time in higher education, earning an English BA from Cornell University in New York, a poetry MFA from Arizona State University, and a poetry PhD from Florida State University. After college, Chan joined Hobart magazine as its poetry editor, and they are now the co-founder and head editor of Honey Literary, a journal focused on BIPOC writers. She is the author of four collections of poetry inspired by her experiences as an Asian American woman and enjoys exploring themes of sex, fetishization, and food and its relationship to cultural identity. In 2019, Chan became an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, where she currently resides. They love excess in art and, specifically, when poetry tells a story and has at least five words in the title.


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