Anna Chen was born in London. Her poetry was first published when she was 14 in a Jonathan Cape anthology. She is an Orwell Prize shortlisted blogger as well as the author of several stage shows including Suzy Wrong - Human Cannon; Anna May Wong Must Die!; and The Steampunk Opium Wars. She writes and presents documentaries and drama for BBC Radio.
Her Resonance 104.4FM radio series, MADAM MIAOW'S CULTURE LOUNGE, goes out 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesdays from 15th October to 3rd December 2013. Reaching for my Gnu is her first collection of poetry.
"Charming, witty and sophisticated" SUNDAY TIMES
"... quasi-Byronic, full of surprise and acerbic invention ... Burning words full of life and truth." CHRIS SEARLE, MORNING STAR
"Anna Chen's poetry wears wet leathers, red lipstick, stilettos - and is heavily armed. Her slim volume, Reaching for My Gnu, is filled with what I'd call 'strap-on poems'. They look like an evening's easy pleasure but are far more painful and unforgettable than you'd bargained for." GREG PALAST, VICE MAGAZINE