JinJin Xu is a writer and filmmaker from Shanghai. She is the 2020 winner of the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Prize and a finalist for the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award. Her work can be found in The Margins, The Common, and New York City’s The Immigrant Artist Biennial. A previous Thomas J. Watson Fellow, she is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU, where she received the Lillian Vernon Fellowship and teaches ballet/poetry workshops. Her chapbook, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife, was selected by Aria Aber for the inaugural Own Voices Chapbook Prize and is forthcoming in November from Radix Media.