Grace Shuyi Liew is a lesbian poet and fiction writer. She is a 2020 Center for Fiction Emerging Fellow, one of nine fellows selected from a pool of 870 applicants.
She is the author of Careen (Noemi Press, 2019), which has been named Electric Literature’s “14 Unmissable Poetry Books of 2019” and Entropy Magazine’s “Best Poetry Books of 2019.” She has been anthologized in 2019 Best of the Net.
Her work has appeared in West Branch, Black Warrior Review, Kenyon Review, cream city review, PANK, The Wanderer, and elsewhere.
Born and raised in Malaysia, a former British colony, Grace thinks closely of migration, loss, sexuality, violence, and nation states.
Her other honors include the Lucille Clifton Poetry Fellowship from Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Aspen Summer Words scholarship, resident writer at Can Serrat in Barcelona, resident at Agora Affect in Berlin, Watering Hole Fellowship, Pink Door Retreat, Vancouver Poetry House’s “10 Best Poems of 2016,” Ahsahta Press Chapbook Prize 2016, and many others.
She holds a BA in Philosophy from Hamilton College, and MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. She is a Contributing Editor for Waxwing.
Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her dog, Echo. She teaches for Brooklyn Poets and is working on a novel.
[photo by Chen Xiang Yun]