Dr. Ching-In Chen

Texas, United States

Member Since: 08/31/2012

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart's Traffic and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. They are a Kundiman, Lambda and Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow and a member of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Macondo writing communities. A community organizer, they have worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston. In Milwaukee, they are senior editor of The Conversant and have served as cream city review's editor-in-chief. 

Website: www.chinginchen.com

Twitter Username: @chinginchen


  • The Heart's Traffic , Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press (February 2009)
  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities , South End Press (2011)


  • editor-in-chief at cream city review (June 2012 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English, International Relations from Tufts University (June 1999)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of California at Riverside (June 2010)
  • Doctoral Degree in Creative Writing; Contemporary Diasporic Literatures; Queer and Transgender Literature; Women's and Gender Studies from University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (May 2015)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature , Poetry