Poet Profile: Chen Chen

Chen Chen*

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “Be the ridiculous”

Title of the last poem you read: “Pastoral Power” by Jane Wong

Two poetry books everyone should buy:  House A by Jennifer S. Cheng and Houses Are Fields by Taije Silverman

A print poetry journal/mag you often read:  The Massachusetts Review 

An online poetry journal/mag you often read: The Adroit Journal 

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy: “Exquisite Candidate,” which was actually a collaboration with Maureen Seaton for their book Exquisite Politics, a play on/with/through the exquisite corpse poetry game.

 

*Chen Chen wants to spotlight Kundiman.  Kundiman is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to the creation, cultivation, and promotion of Asian American literature” and everyone should donate to this organization so that its amazing, important programs can continue.

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Poet Profile: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “The Theater of Complicated Grief: From the Wings”

Title of the last poem you read: “Sorrow is Not My Name” by Ross Gay

Two poetry books everyone should buy:  The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton and Transfigurations: Collected Poems by Jay Wright

A print poetry journal/mag you often read:  Apogee 

An online poetry journal/mag you often read: Divedapper

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy: “Exquisite Politics”

Poet Profile: Seth Pennington

Seth Pennington

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “Death Jealous”

Title of the last poem you read: “Essay on Crying at Night” from Ken Chen’s Juvenilia

Two poetry books everyone should buy: Primer by Aaron Smith and What About This: The Collected Poems of Frank Stanford 

A print poetry journal/mag you often read: American Chordata 

An online poetry journal/mag you often read: Boaat Journal 

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy: “The Threat”

Poet Profile: Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “Birds Sharing Bread”

Title of the last poem you read: “The Perfect Poem” by Kaveh Akbar

Two poetry books everyone should buy:  Kingdom Animalia by Aracelis Girmay and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

A print poetry journal/mag you often read:  The Sun or APR

An online poetry journal/mag you often read:  The Offing

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy:  “An Answer to a Question”

Poet Profile: Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “Ritual”

Title of the last poem you read: “Road Kill” by Ted Kooser

Two poetry books everyone should buy:  The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton and Morning in the Burned House by Margaret Atwood

A print poetry journal/mag you often read:  Atlanta Review

An online poetry journal/mag you often read:  The Cortland Review 

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy:  “Kinky”

Poet Profile: Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “We Feed Wild Birds”

Title of the last poem yo read: “All Night Long I Am Narrowing” by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Two poetry books everyone should buy: This Clumsy Living by Bob Hicok and View With a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska

A print poetry journal/mag you often read: Rattle

An online poetry journal/mag you often read: Otoliths

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy: “Delta Flight 659”

Poet Profile: Dorianne Laux

Dorianne Laux

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Title of the last poem you wrote: “Renga for Obama

The title of the last poem you read: “Confession” by Leila Chatti

Two poetry books everyone should buy: River Hymns  by Tyree Daye (APR Honickman Prize) and Kingdom by Joseph Millar

A print poetry journal/mag you often read:  The Raleigh Review

An online poetry journal/mag you often read:  BOAAT Journal

A Denise Duhamel poem you enjoy: “Mia and Darger, Ashbury and Gina”