at Length

from OBIT

—Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang‘s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. The Boss (McSweeney’s) won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2017. She won a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award for her manuscript-in-progress, OBIT. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches within Antioch’s MFA program. More of her poetry is available on At Length here and here.

Editor’s Note: “Obit: The Obituary Writer” originally appeared on the Poetry Society of America’s website. It is reprinted here with permission.