Chen Chen received a BA in Creative Writing and Asian/Pacific/American Studies from Hampshire College. He is currently a University Fellow in Syracuse University’s MFA program, where he also serves as Poetry Editor for Salt Hill. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Narrative, DIAGRAM, [PANK], Crab Orchard Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Best American Poetry 2015, among others. A Pushcart Prize nominee and Kundiman Fellow, he was named a finalist for Narrative’s 30 Below Contest and a second place winner of the Joy Harjo Poetry Award, from Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. He has also received scholarships and fellowships from Tent: Creative Writing and the Saltonstall Foundation. He is planning on pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature.