Jane Yeh was born in America and educated at Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first collection of poems, Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. Her latest collection, The Ninjas, was published by Carcanet in 2012. She was a judge for the 2013 National Poetry Competition and has been named a 2014 Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society.
Her poems have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Nation, Poetry Review, and other journals, as well as in anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2012 and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 and 2006. In addition to working at the OU, she also teaches Arvon and Poetry School courses and writes on books, theatre, fashion, and sport for publications such as The Times Literary Supplement, Time Out, and The Village Voice.
Creative writing (poetry and fiction); modern and contemporary poetry in English; the dramatic monologue or persona poem; ekphrastic poetry; the sonnet; art history; costume and fashion history; the contemporary novel.