Chen Chen

Chen Chen

Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence

Select Publications

  • "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities." BOA Editions, 2017.
  • "Kissing the Sphinx." Two of Cups Press, 2016 (chapbook).
  • "Set the Garden on Fire." Porkbelly Press, 2015 (chapbook).
  • Poems in Poetry Magazine, Tin House, The New York Times Magazine, Poem-a-Day, Oxford Poetry, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, Best of the Net, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.
  • Essays in Salt Hill, Kenyon Review Online, Fogged Clarity, and elsewhere.

Selected Awards

  • Grant from United States Artists [USA], 2022
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, 2019
  • Pushcart Prize, 2019
  • Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, 2018
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Writers Award, 2018>
  • Finalist, Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, 2018
  • Longlist, National Book Award for Poetry, 2017
  • A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, 2016

Current Projects

  • "Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency" — a second full-length poetry collection
  • "Gesundheit!" — a collaborative chapbook with the poet Sam Herschel Wein
  • Co-founder and co-editor of Underblong, a poetry journal
  • Guest editor of Bettering American Poetry anthology