Award-winning author will read Feb. 23 in virtual Visiting Writers presentation

Poet Chen Chen will read Wednesday, Feb. 23, as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Ripon College. The virtual event will begin via Zoom link at 7 p.m. Central Time.

Chen Chen is a poet and essayist interested in Asian American histories and futures, family — bio and found, queer friendship, multilingualism, hybrid texts, humor and pop culture.

He is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency (BOA Editions, 2022) and the forthcoming book of essays, In Cahoots with the Rabbit God (Noemi Press, 2023). His debut book of poems, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors.

He teaches at Brandeis University as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence. Further information can be found on his website at chenchenwrites.com

The second Visiting Writers Series presentation this semester will feature memoirist Kelly Sundberg on Wednesday, April 27.


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