When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

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 identi...

Title:When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
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ISBN:1942683332
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:96 pages

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities Reviews

  • Richard
    Apr 09, 2017

    Read this book! This is deeply felt, smart, funny, hip, and necessary poetry by a brilliant young poet. If you're not reading Chen Chen, you're missing out.

  • Matthew
    May 03, 2017

    I wanted this to last forever. I loved every moment. And went through a million emotions.

  • Adrien S
    Jun 18, 2017

    Wow, this is the first poetry book that I bought and it was quite an experience !

    I have never reviewed any poetry book so I don't really know what to say about it.

    Topics range from religious faith, family, economy, love, being gay, sex. Each text is taking you in the author's universe which is intense, conflicted and beautiful.

    Oh, I probably read the book 3 times since I got it.

    :D

  • Laura
    May 18, 2017

    4.5

  • Jessica
    Jun 27, 2017

    Equal parts affirming, provoking, and comfortable--this book is an accomplishment of tone.

  • Ace Boggess
    Jun 07, 2017

    Brilliant!

  • Chaneli
    Jun 26, 2017

    love LOVE love this collection! I'm so happy it exists in the world.

  • Tina Panik
    Jun 26, 2017

    Full of heartfelt insight. Read these slowly; there is true talent here.

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