Episode 15: Chen Chen prescribes Keegan Lester’s TO THE TIN BAND THAT READ: KEEGAN MATTHEW LESTER + jayy dodd’s ARS POETICA

Today in the Poetry Pharmacy, we’re hanging out with CHEN CHEN.

Chen prescribes a Keegan Lester poem which can be READ HERE, and I reciprocate with jayy dodd‘s incredible ARS POETICA. We also read and talk about Chen’s poem POPLAR STREET.

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. A Kundiman and Lambda Literary Fellow, Chen has also authored two chapbooks. He helps edit Iron Horse and Gabby. He also works on a new journal called Underblong, which he co-founded with the poet Sam Herschel Wein. He lives in Lubbock with his partner Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog Mr. Rupert Giles.

[Theme music for the podcast is from Vladimir Martynov’s The Beatitudes played by the wonderful coversart on YouTube]

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