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Lisa Chen read at UC Berkeley’s acclaimed LUNCH POEMS Series! Watch it here:

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Lisa Chen earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her debut collection of poetry, mouth, received a 2009 award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Sesshu Foster says that mouth “startles with soulful complexity.” She currently lives and works in New York City as a media consultant to social justice and environmental organizations.

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