a photo of a smiling genderqueer Asian American

Ching-In Chen ( is author of The Heart's Traffic  and recombinantwinner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Chen is also the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities and Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman PoetsThey have received fellowships from Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, Can Serrat and Imagining America and are a part of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. Their work has appeared in The Best American Experimental Writing anTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. A poetry editor of the Texas Review, they teach creative writing at Sam Houston State University.

2021 Events
Queer Asian American Experiments in Performance
Teaching at the Edge: Poetic Pedagogies
2019 Events
WITH WAVES: A Collaborative Performance
Are We There Yet?: A Live Poetry Podcast Recording
Catastrophe to Courage: Poets Push the Essay
2018 Events
Self-Articulation and Solidarity: Asian American Poets