About

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Debora Kuan is the author of two poetry collections, Xing (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and Lunch Portraits (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016). She has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright creative writing fellowship (Taiwan), University of Iowa Writers' Workshop Graduate Merit Fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference work-study scholarship, and residencies at Yaddo, Macdowell, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in The Awl, Boston Review, The Baffler, Fence, The Iowa Review, and other publications, and her art criticism has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, Modern Painters, Paper Monument, and other magazines. A former fellow at the CUNY Writers' Institute in Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, she received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA in English literature from Princeton University. She has taught at the University of Iowa, The College of New Jersey, and the New York Institute of Technology. Currently, she is Director of English Language Arts assessment design and development at the College Board. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.