Ching-In Chen

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Ching-In Chen
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BornBinghamton Edit this on Wikidata
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OccupationPoet Edit this on Wikidata
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Awards
  • Kundiman fellow Edit this on Wikidata
Websitehttps://www.chinginchen.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Ching-In Chen is a genderqueer Chinese American poet and multi-genre writer.[1]

They graduated from Tufts University, University of California, Riverside, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. They are the author of recombinant,[2] The Heart's Traffic,[3] and to make black paper sing. Chen is also the co-editor of the anthologies The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities and Here Is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets. They are a Callaloo, Kundiman, and Lambda Fellow.[4]

Chen has taught at Sam Houston State University[5] and currently teaches English literature and creative writing courses at the University of Washington, Bothell.[6]

Career[edit]

Chen's first book, The Heart's Traffic (2009), is a "novel-in-poems" that employs multiple poetic forms, including the sestina, villanelle, haibun, and pantoum. The book focuses on the experiences of Xiaomei, a young immigrant from China to the United States.[7]

Chen's second book, recombinant (2017), received the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.[8]

Works[edit]

  • to make black paper sing (speCt! books, 2019).
  • recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017). ISBN 9780932716866, OCLC 1035945370
  • The Heart's Traffic (Arktoi/Red Ren Press, 2009). ISBN 9780980040722, OCLC 641749078
co-editor
  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities 2011; Ak Press, 2016, ISBN 9781849352628, OCLC 1023351920
  • Here Is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets Achiote Press, 2009. OCLC 775595869

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visiting Writers Series: Ching-In Chen". Otis College of Art and Design. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  2. ^ "National Poetry Month: "to become diagram" And "island where these things (seed)" By Ching-In Chen". Houston Public Media. University of Houston. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ "The Heart's Traffic by Ching-In Chen". BookDragon: Books for the Multi-Culti Reader. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
  4. ^ "Ching-In Chen". Poetry Foundation--Poets. Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ Poets, Academy of American. "About Ching-In Chen | Academy of American Poets". poets.org. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  6. ^ Foundation, Poetry (2019-08-04). "Ching-In Chen". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  7. ^ Supriya, Author. "Review: Ching-In Chen's THE HEART'S TRAFFIC – Lantern Review Blog". Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  8. ^ "30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced".