JinJin Xu 徐今今 is a poet and filmmaker. She is the 2020 winner of the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award and has received honors for her poetry and essays from Southern Humanities Review, Tupelo Press, Cosmonauts Avenue, and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Her films have exhibited at Berlin’s Harun Farocki Institute, NYC’s The Immigrant Artist Biennial, NYU's Production Lab, and she was a curatorial fellow at the Flaherty Seminars.
Born and raised in Shanghai, she received her BA from Amherst College and is currently an MFA candidate at NYU, where she received the Lillian Vernon fellowship and teaches hybrid ballet/poetry workshops.
Her debut chapbook There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife was selected by Aria Aber for the inaugural Own Voices Chapbook Prize (Radix Media) and is forthcoming November 17, 2020.
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