Poetry. UNEARTHINGS, the fourth selection in Tavern Books' Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series, unfolds by way of an elegant, steadfast voice that is unafraid to confront the complexities of cultural, ancestral, and familial inheritance. Exploring her identity as an Asian American female, Chen deftly negotiates the body and its archives, summoning and exorcising the ghosts therein. In this unforgettable debut work, Chen deciphers and breaks the many silences that are expected and enforced.
Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet AwardFeature @ The Culture TripFeature @ The Daily OrangeInterview @ Anomalyauthor site
Wendy Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, and fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Rattle, American Poets, and A Public Space. She earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University and is co-founder and editor for Figure 1.Author City: ACTON, MA USA