“There’s a… freedom allowed you in poetry. And I trust that, even if I can’t explain it. It bleeds into my fiction, in many ways.”
QUAN BARRY is a poet, author, and playwright who was born in Vietnam and grew up in Massachusetts. She is also a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barry is the writer of four books of poetry and two novels. Her most recent novel, We Ride Upon Sticks, follows a high school field hockey team that dabbles in witchcraft in an effort to turn their losing streak around. It was published by Penguin Random House in 2020.