When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
ISBN: 1942683332
EAN13: 9781942683339
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 11, 2017
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.39" H x 8.9" L x 6.89" W
Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOK AWARD FOR POETRY

WINER OF THE THOM GUN AWARD FOR GAY POETRY

WINER OF THE GLCA NEW WRITERS AWARD

WINER OF THE A. POULIN, JR. POETRY PRIZE

A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOK OF 2017 SELECTION: POETRY & LITERATURE

ON NPR BOKS'S LIST OF POETRY TO PAY ATENTION TO: 2017'S BEST VERSE

In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family--the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes--all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love.

In the Hospital

My mother was in the hospital & everyone wanted to be my friend.
But I was busy making a list: good dog, bad citizen, short
skeleton, tall mocha. Typical Tuesday.
My mother was in the hospital & no one wanted to be her friend.
Everyone wanted to be soft cooing sympathies. Very reasonable
pigeons. No one had the time & our solution to it
was to buy shinier watches. We were enamored with
what our wrists could declare. My mother was in the hospital
& I didn't want to be her friend. Typical son. Tall latte, short tale,
bad plot, great wifi in the atypical caf . My mother was in Read More chevron_right

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