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The son of immigrants from China, David Woo was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied English at Harvard and Stanford and Chinese at Yale, and was a Wallace Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Eclipses (2005), which won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, and Divine Fire (2021). Woo’s work has been widely published in magazines such as the New Yorker, the New Republic, and the Threepenny Review and in anthologies such as the Library of America’s American Religious Poems and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America. Woo is a reviewer for Harriet Books.

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