When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America)

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America) Author Chen Chen
ISBN-10 1942683332
ISBN-13 9781942683339
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher BOA Editions Ltd.
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In this ferocious and tender debut Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family the strained relationship between a mother and son the cost of necessary goodbyes all from Asian American immigrant and queer perspectives Holding all accountable this collection fully embraces the loss grief and abundant joy that come with charting one s own path in identity life and love In the HospitalMy mother was in the hospital everyone wanted to be my friend But I was busy making a list good dog bad citizen shortskeleton tall mocha Typical Tuesday My mother was in the hospital no one wanted to be her friend Everyone wanted to be soft cooing sympathies Very reasonablepigeons No one had the time our solution to itwas to buy shinier watches We were enamored withwhat our wrists could declare My mother was in the hospital I didn t want to be her friend Typical son Tall latte short tale bad plot great wifi in the atypical caf My mother was in the hospital she didn t want to be her friend She wanted to be the familygrocery list Low fat yogurt firm tofu She didn t trust my fatherto be it You always forget something she said even whenI do the list for you Even then Chen Chen was born in Xiamen China and grew up in Massachusetts His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in such publications as Poetry Gulf Coast Indiana Review Best of the Net and The Best American Poetry The recipient of the 2016 A Poulin Jr Poetry Prize he has been awarded fellowships from Kundiman the Saltonstall Foundation Lambda Literary and in 2015 he was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships He earned his BA at Hampshire College and his MFA at Syracuse University Currently he is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University Chen lives in Lubbock Texas with his partner Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog Rupert Giles

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