[Balboa Garden, San Diego by Jeff Gilbert]

[Balboa Garden, San Diego by Jeff Gilbert]

My poems are often braver than I am. They can say things I’m not ready to, yet. 

—from an interview at Mud Season Review

wildness “An Interview with Chen Chen” (by Michelle Tudor) 

Planet China “Exploring the Chinese LGBTQ community in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and abroad” (pp. 35-38, by Dominique Musorrafiti)

(585) Magazine - “Further Possibilities: Renowned poet makes Rochester home” (by Christine Green) 

Hobart “Chen Chen Interview” (by Daniel Pieczkolon)

Gaysian Third Space “Follower Friday: chenchenwrites” 

Los Angeles Review of Books: China Channel “Let Not-Knowing Push You Somewhere New” (by Urvashi Bahuguna) 

Winter Tangerine “I Forget Myself/My Power When I’m Not in Conversation with Other Creative Minds: an Interview with Chen Chen" (by francesca ekwuyasi) 

Poets & Writers “The Whole Self: Our Thirteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets” (by Dana Isokawa)

Asian American Writers Workshop “Writing the Families We Want: An Interview with Chen Chen” (by Yanyi) 

The Lifted Brow, reprinted on Lit Hub “Honoring the Weird Fire: Poets Chen Chen and Craig Santos Perez in Conversation” 

VIDA “Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – Chen Chen” 

From the Fishouse “Q&A with advice to young poets” and “Q&A on a favorite poem”

Sine Theta Magazine “Conversation: Chen Chen Writes” (by Emily Chen)

Michigan Quarterly Review “A List of Further Possibilities: An Interview with Chen Chen” (by Allison Peters)

The Ellis Review “Migration Pattern: Chen Chen” (by Valerie Wu)

Fjords Review “Poetry Interview with Chen Chen” (by Jennifer Parker)

The Rumpus Poetry Club “Chat with Chen Chen” (by Brian Spears)

PoetryLA “Chen Chen: A Poem By Series” (by Lisa Grove)

Lone Star Literary “Poet Chen Chen on arriving and belonging, the craft of writing, and Texas” (by Kay Ellington) 

Mud Season Review “Writing Is Part of How I Resist” (by Erin Post)

Dustin Brookshire’s Poet Profile - “Chen Chen” 

Out.com “‘Queer People are Making Beautiful Worlds:’ Chen Chen on his Debut Poetry Collection” (by Thora Siemsen) 

The Adroit Journal “Conversations with Contributors: Chen Chen” (by Audrey Zhao)

Platypus Press FIVES - “Five Things with Chen Chen”

Trish Hopkinson’s Call for Submissions “NO FEE Submission call & editor interview — Underblong” with co-editor Sam Herschel Wein

Sundress Publications' Lyric Essentials “Lyric Essentials: Chen Chen Reads ‘Lone Star Kundiman’ by Patrick Rosal” 

TheThe Poetry “Infoxicated Corner: Interview with Chen Chen” (by Fox Frazier-Foley)

Sundress Publications’ SAFTAcast - “Episode 55 – Chen Chen!”

Lantern Review “On the Chapbook and the ‘Possibilities of Risk’: A Conversation with Chen Chen and Margaret Rhee”

Up the Staircase Quarterly “The Landing with Chen Chen” (by Rhiannon Thorne)

PBS Newshour “Chen Chen on writing poetry while Chinese, American and gay” (by Corinne Segal)

Writing like an Asian “Five Qs with Chen Chen” 

PANK “The Lightning Room with Chen Chen” (by Diana Clarke)

Driftwood Press On “The Tease” (pp. 37-39)