Tina Chang is an American poet, educator, and editor. In 2010, she was the first woman to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and she served in this role for over a decade. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, she is the author of three critically acclaimed collections: Hybrida (W. W. Norton, May 2019), Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011), and Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004). She is a professor and Director of Creative Writing at her alma mater, Binghamton University, where she also oversees the initiatives under the Binghamton Center for Writers.
Chang is the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Academy of American Poets, Poets & Writers, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation among others. In 2011, she was awarded The Women of Excellence Award for her outreach and literary impact on the Brooklyn community. In 2014 and 2017, Brooklyn magazine named Chang one of the 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn culture. She is the recipient of the 2020 Poets Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.