Abe Chang is a “retransplanted” New Yorker. This young Chinese–American poet/musician was born and raised in Queens, NY and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He spent his college years in Boston and abroad. In 1998, after Abe received an Academy of American Poets Prize, he returned to New York and attended the MFA program in Creative Writing at NYU. During the course of the program Abe worked with several award-winning poets including Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Donald Hall and Abe’s mentor, Philip Levine. Abe’s music is an eclectic blend of his poetic verse set to a vibrant mix of hard rock, folk, indie, electronica, and pop-punk. Each song tells a story–often of redemption and heartbreak.