Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The collection was also longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry and named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. With Sam Herschel Wein, he edits Underblong, a journal exploring the queer and magique. He lives in Rochester, NY with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.
Chen Chen is a contributing poet of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2.
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