Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses and co-editor of the anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Poets & Writers, among others. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and her new collection of poetry, Of Gods & Strangers, is available through Four Way Books. She is the mother of Juliette (9-months-old) and Roman (age 2).