The manuscript of Jennifer Soong's first collection of poems "Near, At" has been selected by Pierre Joris, Monica McClure, and Claudia La Rocco for publication with Futurepoem Books. Each year, the press invites a few guest editors (just to name a few, Dawn Lundy Martin, Ben Lerner, Juliana Spahr have been judges in the past) to choose two titles to publish as part of the Futurepoem series.
Jennifer Soong is a New Jersey and New York-based poet. She received her B.A. in English and Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard College before working at The New School and joining the English doctoral program at Princeton University. Her poetry has been published in Berfrois, H_NGM_N, Prelude Magazine, DIAGRAM, glitterMOB, among other places, and is currently being translated into Spanish. She is the poetry editor at Nat. Brut and thinks writing poems is a bit like going around with a metal detector while looking for pearls.