Haolun Xu


Edison, NJ

Author's Bio

Haolun Xu is a Chinese-American writer based in New Jersey and New York who focuses on poetry and fiction. Born in Nanning, China, he immigrated to the United States in 1999. He currently reads for the literary journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Haolun’s writing has previously been published in or soon in New Ohio ReviewRuminate, Witness, The Florida Review and more. He is also a 2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow.

Haolun’s debut chapbook, Ultimate Sun Cell, is forthcoming with New Delta Review, placing Runner-Up in the 2021 Chapbook Contest, judged by Brandon Shimoda.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow
2021 New Delta Review Chapbook Contest Runner-Up
2021 Centrum Resident
2021 Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest Finalist
2020 Idyllwild Arts Honorary Mentions Award
2020 West Virginia Writers - Emerging Writers Prose Finalist
2020 Versal Amsterdam Open Book Prize Finalist
2020 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize Finalist
2020 The Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Contest Finalist
2020 Free State Review Chapbook Contest – Shortlist

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Yasunari Kawabata, Clarice Lispector, Joan Didion, Claudia Rankine, James Joyce, Rainer Maria Rilke
What I'm reading now: 
Why I Am Like Tequila by Lupe Mendez

More Information

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Asian American
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Fluent in: 
Chinese, English
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New Jersey
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Last update: May 12, 2021