Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Chen Chen

Chen Chen is the author of the chapbooks Set the Garden on Fire (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and Kissing the Sphinx (Two of Cups Press, 2016). A Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared/are forthcoming in  Poetry, Drunken Boat, Narrative, The Best American Poetry 2015, among others. He is the winner of the Matt Clark Award from New Delta Review, and the Joyce Carol Oates Award, selected by Ishion Hutchinson. He recently received his MFA from Syracuse University and is now a PhD candidate in English & Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. Visit him at