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Jenny Xie


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Reading from her award winning poetry collection, Eye Level, published by Graywolf Press. Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Juan Felipe Herrera.

Jenny Xie was born in Hefei, China, and raised in New Jersey. She holds degrees from Princeton University and New York University, and has received fellowships and support from Kundiman, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and Poets & Writers. She is the recipient of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets for Eye Level and the 2016 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize for Nowhere to Arrive. She teaches at New York University.