Chanda Feldman
  • Assistant Professor of Creative Writing


  • MFA, poetry, Cornell University, 2003
  • BA, University of Chicago, 1995


Chanda Feldman is the author of Approaching the Fields (LSU Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Cincinnati Review, Ecotone, New South, Prairie Schooner, the Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review.

Feldman has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Cave Canem Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown summer workshops/Walker Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center/John Pavlis Fund.

She also was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University.

Feldman has taught creative writing at Cornell University and Stanford University. She has worked as an editor in academic and literary publishing and is currently a manuscript reader for the Virginia Quarterly Review.

  • Approaching the Fields, LSU Press, 2018

  • Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award, 2016
  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Camargo Fellowship (Cassis, France), 2015
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship in poetry, 2011
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry at Stanford University, 2008-2010
  • Cave Canem Fellow, 2004, 2005, 2006


  • Chanda Feldman publishes poems

    October 30, 2020

    Assistant professor Chanda Feldman published two poems, "It was the middle of February" and "That was the end of summer” in The Gettysburg Review, Volume 33/ Number 1.  

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes Poem

    April 10, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman published a new poem, "First Winter," in the latest issue of the Image Journal.

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes Poem in Southern Review

    January 25, 2020

    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman published the poem, "They Ran and Flew From You," in the Southern Review, winter 2020 issue.

  • Chanda Feldman Interviewed

    November 12, 2019

    A feature interview with Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman about her poetry book, Approaching the Fields, appears in the current print and online issue of the literary magazine, The Journal.

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes

    October 7, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman publishes a new poem, "Money Tree," in the October issue of Poetry Magazine.

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes Poem

    August 3, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman published a new poem, "Man in Tidal Blue," in Crazyhorse Literary Journal, Number 95, Spring 2019.

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes in Arkansas International

    May 14, 2019

    Chanda Feldman, assistant professor of creative writing, published a new poem in the Arkansas International  Spring 2019, issue 06.

  • Chanda Feldman Publishes Collection of Poetry

    February 9, 2018

    Chanda Feldman, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, published Approaching the Fields, a collection of poetry, through LSU Press.