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Sandra Lim

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Sandra Lim, English

Associate Professor
O'Leary 461


Poetry & Poetics; 20th-Century American Literature

Research Interest

Modern and Contemporary Poetry & Poetics; 20th-C American Literature; Asian-American Literature; Performance Studies; Hybrid Writing

Educational Background

B.A. English, Stanford University 

M.F.A. Poetry, Iowa Writers’ Workshop 

Ph.D. English, University of California, Berkeley


Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2010), The Racial Imaginary (Fence, 2015), and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2015). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute. A recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, her work has appeared widely in journals such as Literary Imagination, Columbia Poetry Review, Guernica, and The Volta.