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 New York City. She also works in marketing/PR, and volunteers as a mentor with the non-profit Girls Write Now. When she's not writing, she can be found reading in parks, spending too much time in museums, or eating various forms of bread. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with general and departmental honors and a B.A. in Writing Seminars. Chen also received a minor in Museums & Society. While in college, she wrote/edited for various publications including the JHU News-Letter, Thoroughfare Magazine, HerCampus, and Black and Blue Jay, and won the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize for her university.