[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, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, the Texas Book Award for Poetry, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. Bloodaxe Books will be publishing a UK Edition in 2019. A Kundiman fellow, Chen’s work has appeared in many publications, including Tin House, 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 as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. He co-founded and co-edits the journal, Underblong. Poets & Writers featured him in their Inspiration Issue as one of “Ten Poets Who Will Change the World" and The Atlantic featured him in an article entitled “How Poetry Came to Matter Again.“ He lives with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.


Bookings - contact Anya Backlund at Blue Flower Arts: anya@blueflowerarts.com

Manuscript consultations - connect with Chen on The Bridge

Signed books & other inquiries - chenchenwrites@gmail.com