Haolun Xu

Poet, Fiction Writer

Edison, NJ

Author's Bio

Haolun Xu is a Chinese-American poet, fiction writer, and filmmaker based in New Jersey. Born in Nanning, China, he immigrated to the United States in 1999. He is currently an Associate Poetry Editor for PidgeonholesHis writing has appeared in literary journals such as Electric Literature, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, and more. He is the director of two short films, Winter Prayer and Long Beach.

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

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

2022 Narrative 30 Under 30
2021 Narrative Annual Poetry Contest
2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow
2021 Best Of The Net Nomination
2021 New Delta Review Chapbook Contest Runner-Up
2021 Centrum Resident
2021 Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest Finalist
2020 Pushcart Prize Nomination 
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: Oct 05, 2022