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Chanda Feldman

b. 1976

Current City, State, Country

Ohio, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Tennessee, USA


Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields (LSU Press, 2018).  She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College.

Feldman’s poems appear in journals including The Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Orion Magazine, Poetry, and The Southern Review.  Her work is anthologized in The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2021), Furious Flower’s Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (Northwestern University Press, 2019), The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press, 2007), and Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006).

Feldman is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University; an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award; the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund Award; the Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award; a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Wait-Scholarship, and residency fellowships from the Bread Loaf Bakeless-Camargo Foundation in France, Cave Canem Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown summer workshops/Walker Foundation, Loghaven Artist Residency, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center/John Pavlis Fund, among other awards.

Born in Tennessee, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago, and an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University.  Formerly, she has served as a manuscript reader for Virginia Quarterly Review, and in editorial or reading capacities for the Chicago Review, Epoch, Glimmer Train, and Mantis:  A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation.

Published Works

Approaching the Fields (LSU Press, 2018)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing / Oberlin College & Conservatory


Cornell University, MFA
University of Chicago, BA