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
Number of Pages:96 pages

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

  • Richard

    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

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

  • Adrien S

    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

    4.5

  • Emily

    "Aren’t all great

    love stories, at their core,

    great mistakes?"

  • Ace Boggess

    Brilliant!

  • Chaneli

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

  • Tina Panik

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

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