First Day of Spring 2016
Jess X. Chen
If I could have
just one more wish

it would be to witness together
the trees outside your window

change their clothes
just one time through.

I know you’d rather
watch the seasons

in solitude.
Jess X Chen is a multi-disciplinary artist/activist, filmmaker and poet. Her work exposes narratives of diasporic time travel, intimacy and collective protest by connecting the traumas between the queer and colored body and the body of the Earth. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, her poetry has appeared in The Offing, The Margins and Nepantla A Journal For Queer Poets of Color and her murals have appeared in the LA Times and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the US. She is currently working on her first chapbook, Sing Me A Time Machine.

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