Category Archives: Poetry

Tinderbox plc: a poem for Grenfell Tower

A poem for Grenfell Tower marking a month since the fire Today marks a whole month since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, yet the conflagration that killed at least 80 people seems … Continue reading

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Poem for Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Pains

No slouching towards Westminster by JC.  Here’s my poem about the current welcome rush to the heart and head. I guess that makes me a Poet for Jeremy Corbyn. LABOUR PAINS We snapped on a light and in the glare … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s Chinese Diaspora talk and poetry reading at Liverpool’s International Festival of Business China Day

A reminder about Liverpool tomorrow. I’m looking forward to giving my China Diaspora in Britain talk plus poetry from Reaching for my Gnu at the Il Forno Restaurant in Duke Street, Liverpool, tomorrow at 4pm. My dad lived there from … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s Chinese Diaspora in Britain talk and poetry comes to Liverpool 18th June

Anna Chen gives her Chinese Diaspora in Britain talk and reads poetry at the International Festival of Business China Day launching ‘Opera for Chinatown’ in Liverpool Really looking forward to doing this live event in Liverpool. “Writer, poet and broadcaster … Continue reading

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Anna’s poetry gig at YW8 launch, The Proud Archivist, Saturday 26 April

I am performing at the YW8 launch at The Proud Archivist in east London tomorrow. I’ll be doing some of the funnier poetry rather than the political stuff. It’s a new arts centre on the Regents Canal just off Kingland … Continue reading

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Anna Chen wins at the Farrago Poetry Zoo Awards 2013

  I’m delighted to report that I won the annual Farrago Poetry Zoo Award for Best Performance by a London Poet in 2013 the other week on 30th January. Held at the RADA Café in Malet Street, the Farrago poetry … Continue reading

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