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Reporter's notebook: Poet to bring work to life

The Eastern New Mexico News

February 6, 2018

The Eastern New Mexico News - Poetry comes alive in a live setting, and Portales will soon have opportunity to see an award-winning poet breathe life into his own works.

Chen Chen's first book, "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities," was long listed for the National Book Award. "That's quite an honor and almost unheard of for a first book of poems," Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of English Steve Bellin-Oka said.

A PhD student in the English and creative writing program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Chen will read some of his poetry at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in ENMU's Buchanan Hall.

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