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Jenny Qi

“Penelope Looks Back”

Book Excerpt: Focal Point

Jenny Qi’s essays and poems have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, Rattle, and elsewhere. Qi, a 2011 graduate of Vanderbilt University, holds a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of California, San Francisco and works as a competitive intelligence manager tracking research in oncology. Focal Point is her first book.

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