TRANSATLANTIC Poetry presents an broadcasted reading featuring Kundiman fellow Chen Chen and poet Mary Jean Chan!
The broadcast takes place Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9PM BST / 4Pm EDT / 1PM PDT.
TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is global poetry movement bringing some of the most exciting poets from the US, UK, Europe and beyond together for live online readings and conversations. With the help of notable partners, we are transforming the way people experience poetry in the twenty-first century.
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and out now from BOA Editions. His work has appeared in two chapbooks and in publications such as Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, The Poetry Review, and The Best American Poetry. A Kundiman and Lambda Literary fellow, he is currently pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. [Photo: Jess X. Chen]
Mary Jean Chan is a poet from Hong Kong. She won the 2016 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition (ESL), and has been shortlisted for the 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize, the 2016 Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition and the 2016 Resurgence Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, The London Magazine, Callaloo Journal, The Rialto, Ambit Magazine, Bare Fiction Magazine, The Scores, and elsewhere. As a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, Mary Jean's article 'Towards a Poetics of Racial Trauma: Lyric Hybridity in Claudia Rankine's Citizen' is forthcoming from The Journal of American Studies (Spring 2017). Mary Jean is currently a Co-Editor at Oxford Poetry