Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Virtual at Zoom link below
Virtual Reading with Chen Chen
The Wellesley Review is excited to host a virtual reading with acclaimed Chinese American poet Chen Chen on March 30 at 5:00pm on Zoom. The Zoom link is now available here: https://wellesley.zoom.us/j/97456950864
Chen Chen 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). In this highly anticipated second collection, Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what one invents, as a queer Asian American living through an era of Trump, mass shootings and the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.