[from  Poets & Writers  Inspiration Issue 2018]

[from Poets & Writers Inspiration Issue 2018]

Chen Chen

is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. Bloodaxe Books will be publishing a UK edition in June 2019. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts, Chen’s work appears in many publications, including Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. Currently he teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence. With his best friend, Sam Herschel Wein, he co-runs the journal, Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles.

More info

Here is a long bio & a CV & an erasure of Tolstoy & thank you.


Bookings: Ana Paula Simões at Blue Flower Arts.

Critiques: The Bridge [no further requests until June 2019].

Signed books / other inquiries: Email me.