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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including A Treatise On Stars (New Directions, 2020), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Hello, The Roses (New Directions, 2013); I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (University of California Press, 2006); and Concordance (Kelsey St. Press, 2006), a collaboration with the sculptor Kiki Smith. Her work has been described as “spiritual exercises in physical form.”

Ms. Berssenbrugge has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, two American Book Awards, and honors from the Asian American Writers Workshop and the Western States Art Foundation. Born in Beijing to Chinese and Dutch-American parents, she has lived in northern New Mexico since the early 1970's.