Chen Chen’s debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), won an A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His work has been published in Poetry magazine, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Best of the Net, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere.
the mother stands at the kitchen sink. knife in gloved hand, she removes the fish scales with the discipline of her calendar, with the swiftness of her cursive. her gloves are Continue reading