Chen Chen

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Chen Chen was born in Xiamen, China, and grew up in Massachusetts. His debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. A Kundiman and Lambda Literary Fellow, Chen's work has appeared in two chapbooks as well as in publications such as Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, Poem-a-Day, Best of the Net and The Best American Poetry. He has been featured on the PBS Newshour and Out.com. Chen helps edit Iron Horse and Gabby. He also works on a new journal called Underblong, which he co-founded with the poet Sam Herschel Wein. Chen received his MFA from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. He lives in Lubbock with his partner Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.