Chen Chen


Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was long-listed for the National Book Award and won Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. Bloodaxe Books published the UK edition in June 2019. Chen’s work appears in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He is a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing. He has also received fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, Lambda Literary, the Saltonstall Foundation, and Sundress Academy for the Arts. He co-edits Underblong and teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence. He lives with his partner and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.


Craft Chaps Vol. 1 (2019) Chen Chen