Emily Jiang is the author of Summoning the Phoenix, a collection of whimsical poetry and prose about modern-day children playing traditional Chinese musical instruments. Illustrated by April Chu, Summoning the Phoenix will be published by Shen’s Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. Book parties with live music and food are currently in the planning stages for Spring 2014. Sign up for the newsletter below for updates! Previews and interviews can be found here.
Emily Jiang also composes music, mostly choral compositions, and her work has been performed by the award-winning San Francisco Choral Artists. “Jiang’s sense for text-setting (assuredly driven by her experience as a poet) is impeccable.” –Magee Van Speybroeck of the San Francisco Classical Voice. Read the rest of the review.
Emily’s debut album, Songs of Moon and Mischief, is a collection of 26 songs, including 25 choral and art songs written for treble voices and one chamber ensemble piece for violin, cello, and piano. Read more about her music.
Emily is currently working on a blog series Crossing Cultural Borders, about the different kinds of multicultural children’s literature from the United States. Read the introductory post!
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