Chase Berggrun is a trans woman poet. She is the author of R E D (Birds, LLC, 2018). Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Poem-A-Day, Pinwheel, PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from New York University.
R E D excavates from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, through the process of erasure, an original narrative of violence, sexual abuse, power dynamics, vengeance, and feminist rage, and wrestles with the complexities of gender, transition, and monsterhood.
Reviews of R E D
"In Berggrun’s striking debut, a book-length erasure of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, that text becomes fertile soil for cultivating complex story of sexual awakening, domestic abuse, and liberation." — Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"This is a major win for the publisher, the author, and poetry at large. Any other title vying for best book of the year has formidable competition." — Lønely Christopher
Recent Published Work
Poetry Magazine, May 2018
The Brooklyn Rail, Critics Page, April 2019
Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, January 9, 2019
The Shallow Ends, May 2018
Pinwheel Issue 13, 2017
Pen Poetry Series, 2016