Jenny Yang Cropp's first full-length collection of poems, String Theory, was released by Mongrel Empire Press in September 2015. She is also the author of one chapbook, Hanging the Moon (RockSaw Press, 2010). Her work appears in the Poetry City, USA anthology, the Nodin Poetry Anthology, and is forthcoming in the Oklahoma Writers of Color anthology from Mongrel Empire Press.
Her poems have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Ecotone, Boxcar Poetry Review, Poetry Southeast, Superstition Review, Eclipse, Literary Mama, Festival Writer, Jelly Bucket, The Fiddleback, and other journals.
She earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma in 2005, an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2008, and a PhD in English from the University of South Dakota in 2016. She has served as an editorial assistant for Cimarron Review, poetry editor for Blue Earth Review, and managing editor for South Dakota Review.
She lives in Lawton, Oklahoma, with her husband and son, where she teaches English at Cameron University and serves as a faculty editor for The Oklahoma Review.