A pair of poems inspired by the title “bloodline” and the poets’ own heritages and culture. How do our family and our history connect and define us to ourselves and to others?
Jesse Chen is a poet and essayist living in East Village and working in marketing/PR. A born and raised Jersey girl, she studied creative writing and museums at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore before a brief stint in San Francisco working in crisis PR. After realizing the West Coast had no good carbs, she moved back east to New York City where she's staying for the rest of her life. When she's not writing, dancing or eating a bagel, she can probably be found in a museum or at the movies.