Jane Yeh was born in America and educated at Harvard University. She holds master’s degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. Her first full-length collection, Marabou, was published in 2005 by Carcanet. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her chapbook, Teen Spies, was published in 2003 by Metre Editions.
She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Currently Co-Director of the MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University, she also writes for The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York. She has read from her work at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, and at literature festivals including those in Cheltenham, Edinburgh, and King's Lynn. She lives in London.