Sally Wen Mao, who was born in Wuhan, China and now lives in Harlem, reflects on her latest book of poems in a chat in a Union Square coffee shop.

22 Sep 2023 | 03:45

As she shows in her new collection, Sally Wen Mao is a poet of fierce intellect and even fiercer imagination. Like the greats, she isn’t afraid to enter uncharted territory and, once there, returns with sublimely alive work.

The Kingdom of Surfaces (2023), which was released on August 1st by Graywolf...