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Robin Rosen Chang

Current City, State, Country

Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Robin Rosen Chang’s debut full-length collection, The Curator’s Notes, was published by Terrapin Books in 2021. The collection uses art and artifacts from the natural world to curate memory and explore how feminine identity is shaped by familial and collective mythologies. Rosen Chang’s poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly ReviewThe JournalDiode, Verse Daily, The Cortland Review, Whale Road ReviewAmerican Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work has been recognized with a 2023 Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, an honorable mention for the Spoon River Review’s 2019 Editor’s Prize, and the Oregon Poetry Association’s Fall 2018 Poet’s Choice Award. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Kean University, and a Master’s in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. A native Philadelphian, she lives in New Jersey and teaches writing at Montclair State University.

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

My Jewish upbringing has been an influence on my life, and while it remains mostly in the background, it does occasionally slip into my work. In particular, one thread of my book interrogates the portrayal of Eve in the Creation story, using it as a lens to examine feminine identity and the speaker’s own relationships.

Published Works

The Curator’s Notes (Terrapin Books, 2021)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University


University of Wisconsin–Madison, Bachelor of Arts
University of Pennsylvania, Master of City Planning
Kean University, Master of Arts
Warren Wilson, Master of Fine Arts in Poetry

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