Sally Wen Mao


Sally Wen Mao is the author of Oculus (Graywolf Press, 2019) and Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). Oculus was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, an NPR Favorite Book of 2019, and a Library Journal’s Best Poetry Book of 2019. Her first book, Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014), was the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award. Her fiction has been published in Indiana Review and Guernica, and her essays in The Kenyon Review and Rookie On Love. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the New York Public Library and George Washington University.