Debra Kang Dean is the author of Back to Back, a chapbook of poems, News of Home, and Precipitates, which was nominated for the William Carlos Williams Award. Her poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, and have been published in a number of anthologies, including Best American Poetry 1999, The New American Poets, Urban Nature, and, most recently, Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. Her essays and reviews have appeared in New England Review, Chelsea, Tar River Poetry, and Many Mountains Moving. She teaches in the Asian American Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington and also in Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.
She reads her poems "Adam's Apple," "Medicine Ball," "Antennas," and an excerpt from "Traces" on this edition of The Poets Weave.