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Fiona Sze-Lorrain works as an editor at Vif Éditions in France.

One of the founding editors at Cerise Press (2009-13), she served as a corresponding editor for Mãnoa (2012-14).

Her work has appeared in Antigonish, Antioch, Poetry London, Prairie Schooner, Modern Poetry in Translation, New England Review, Salamander, SalmagundiTwo Lines

Her writing has been supported by fellowships from YaddoLedig House Writers Omi, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

Her poems have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.

Read some of her recent poetry at Poetry Northwest, The Literary Review, and the Antioch Review.


A limited edition of a pamphlet | chapbook (of Sze-Lorrain's sequenced poem) Not Meant as Poems is forthcoming from The Green Violin | Le Violon Vert in Montreal, Canada.

2015 & 2016

Sze-Lorrain's third collection, The Ruined Elegance, was published by Princeton University Press in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.

It was named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2015: Poetry and its Top Fall Indie Poetry.

It was also a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Read an interview on the Princeton University Press blog and a poem on Poetry Society of America.


A Taiwanese edition, Invisible Eye, contains a bilingual selection of Sze-Lorrain's poems (translated into Chinese by Ling Yu), and was released in Taipei in late 2015. 


My Funeral Gondola is Sze-Lorrain's second book of poetry, published as a Mãnoa Books title from El León Literary Arts.

It was a finalist for the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in Poetry.


Her debut collection, Water the Moon, was published by Marick in February 2010.

It received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetry.


Past Feature

Read a feature in Bitter Oleander and its reviews in Washington Independent Review of Books and NewPages.