Adrienne Su teaches poetry-writing workshops, contemporary American poetry, Writing about Food and Culture, and a hybrid literature-and-creative-writing course on the craft of poetry.
Prof. Su is the author of two poetry books, Sanctuary (Manic D Press, April 2006) and Middle Kingdom (Alice James Books, 1997). In 2007 she received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Virginia, she has had residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In the summer of 2003, she was the resident poet at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire -- the house where Robert Frost wrote many of his early poems.
Some of Prof. Su's poems appear in anthologies including Poetry 30: Thirtysomething American Thirtysomething Poets, The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology, Asian-American Poetry: The Next Generation, Best American Poetry 2000, and Favorite Poems from Cities around the World (edited by Dickinson's own Victoria Sams). Her book Middle Kingdom has been translated into Chinese and was released in China in 2006.
Along with colleagues Carol Ann Johnston and Brooke Wiley, Prof. Su coordinates Dickinson's guerrilla poetry campaign, Poetry Is Not a Luxury.
For a brief interview in which Prof. Su discusses her recent collection, Sanctuary, click here.