January 16, 2021

KITAAB

Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Interview with Victoria Chang, author of The Boss

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Obsessive, tender, outraged, playful—Victoria Chang’s virtuosic third collection The Boss is a mesmerizing exploration of contemporary American culture, power structures, family life, and ethnic and personal identity.

McSweeney’s: How did you first become interested in poetry?

Victoria Chang: I think my elementary school teachers introduced me to poetry and we had little poetry contests where everyone won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. I wrote these tiny poems and enjoyed trying to create surprise endings.

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