Frances Chan Chung

born September 5, 1950 New York City

died December 8, 1990 from rare complications after surgery

mother Chee Kin Chung

father Wilbur Chung

older sister Edna Chung

published her poetry in several anthologies and journals, including The Portable Lower East Side and IKON, and posthumously in Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry and Chain

a teacher of mathematics in Lower East Side public schools who often taught in Spanish, she was awarded several poetry fellowships by the New York Times Co. Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts

Frances Chung at Academy of American Poets

"the great american yellow poem"

Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple

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