Haolun Xu

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Haolun Xu is a Chinese-American poet, writer, and filmmaker based in New Jersey. Born in Nanning, China, he immigrated to the United States in 1999. He holds a B.A. in English/Political Science from Rutgers University.

Haolun’s writing has appeared in literary journals such as Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Narrative Magazine, Witness, jubilat, Meridian, and more. Haolun’s work has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize, and also for Best Of The Net.

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. Purchase your copy of it here!

Haolun is the film director of the short film, Winter Prayer (2021), and the co-writer for the short film, In Passing (2021), directed by Ryan Quon.

He served as a 2021 Artist-In-Residence for Centrum and is a 2021 Brooklyn Poets Fellow. However, see below for a complete list of publications and awards.

For contact, please email Haolun at: haolun2@gmail.com

Feel free also to connect with him on Twitter, his handle is: @haolun1. His Instagram is: @xuhaolun.