Jennifer Soong

Jennifer Soong

Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, Poetry

What I do

I am a poet and scholar of poetry and poetics, with a focus on modern and contemporary Anglophone literature. I am also interested in aesthetics, small press publishing, critical theory, the avant-garde, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and linguistics.

Professional Biography

I am currently completing a critical book on the relationship between poetry and forgetting for the University of Chicago Press. I am also the author of the full-length poetry collections Comeback Death (forthcoming with Krupskaya), Suede Mantis / Soft Rage (Black Sun Lit, 2022), and Near, At (Futurepoem, 2019). Two of my chapbooks--Hand Hiding Hand and Natural Attachments--are forthcoming with Face Press and Hiding Press, respectively. My essays and articles are available--or have been accepted and are forthcoming--at Critical Inquiry, Modernism/modernity, Textual Practice, and Journal of Modern Literature. I am currently editing a cluster for Post45 on the poet Tan Lin.

I joined the Department of English and Literary Arts at DU in 2023. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford. I received my PhD from Princeton and my BA from Harvard.


  • Ph.D., English, Princeton University, 2021
  • AB, English, with a secondary in Visual and Environmental Studies (Studio), Harvard College, 2014