Shao Wei (American poet)

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Wei Shao is a Chinese American poet and memoir author.


Growing up by the Yangtze River, she came to the U.S. as a graduate student in Jan. 1996. She graduated from University of Texas,[1] New York University with an M.A., an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin, and Ph.D. in the School of Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas. She taught Introductory Creative Writing at UTDallas, and formerly taught at the College of New Rochelle, Rosa Parks Campus, and Chinese at the China Institute, in New York City.[2]

Her work appears in Parnassus, Crab Orchard Review, Seneca Review,[3] 5 AM,[4]



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  • Culture Bird: Looking for Myself in New York, Beijing, Guangming Daily Publishing House, 2001
  • "Homeland", Taibei, Taiwan New Century Publishing House, 2011


Winner of the 2002 Agnes Lynch Starrett poetry prize, this volume depicts a woman creating an identity out of two cultures. Caught between China and America, East Sichuan and Manhattan, the Yangtze River and the Hudson River, Shao Wei searches for sources of nourishment in a world in which she is forced to cut her heart "into two halves?"[6]


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