poet / writer / producer

Kirsten Shu-ying Chen is a poet, writer and producer with her MFA from the New School. In 2018, she was a finalist for the Autumn House Press poetry chapbook prize and shortlisted for the DISQUIET International Literary Prize.

@kirstenchen3@gmail.com for inquiries



Bodega Magazine. Best American Poetry Blog. PANK. Texas Review's Gordian Review. NYU Anamesa Journal. Seventh Wave Magazine

PRINT: Hanging Loose Press. VIATOR. Indicia and more.

ETC. “Light changes in space” was a finalist for the Autumn House Press Chapbook prize and semi-finalist for Tomaz Salamun prize.



The Florida Review.

Hanging Loose Press (print).

Entropy magazine

ETC. Nominated by the Florida Review for Best of the Net 2018. Shortlisted for the 2018 DISQUIET International Literary Prize.

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production. / screenwriting.

Chen produced the Hollyshorts award-winning comedic film “Fruit Detective” and the web-series “This is me trying.”

Chen’s original screenplay “Rebel Rebel” has advanced to the second round of Sundance’s 2019 Episodic Lab.

She is a writer/actor/producer for the NYC sketch team “One Prop Wonder.”

Also, she dabbles in making cool poetry neon.