Profile

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. Bloodaxe Books has just released the UK edition.

He is also the author of four chapbooks, most recently You MUST Use the Word Smoothie (Sundress Publications, 2019) and GESUNDHEIT! (with Sam Herschel Wein and out now from Glass Poetry Press). His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence and co-runs the journal Underblong. He lives in Waltham, MA with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug, Mr. Rupert Giles. chenchenwrites.com

Garrett Hongo

Visiting Poet, Summer 2019

Laurie Jean

Visiting Alumnx Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2021

Kyle Dargan

Visiting Poet, Winter 2017

Liara Tamani

Visiting Alumna Fiction Writer, Winter 2019

J. Kates

Visiting Translator, Winter 2017

Yuri Herrera

Visiting VCFA Reads Author, Winter 2018