Wendy Chen

Prose Editor

Wendy Chen is the author of the novel Their Divine Fires (Algonquin, 2024) and the poetry collection Unearthings (Tavern Books, 2017), which was the winner of the Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. She is the editor of Figure 1, associate editor-in-chief of Tupelo Quarterly, and was the poetry editor of Denver Quarterly. Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize and fellowships from MacDowell, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and elsewhere. Her poetry, translations, and prose have appeared in CrazyhorseA Public SpaceMid-American Review and elsewhere. Her work has received favorable notice in various critical venues, including The RumpusThe Harvard ReviewCha: An Asian Literary JournalPleiadesLongreadsThe Millions, and others. Her translations of Song-dynasty woman writer Li Qingzhao are forthcoming from FSG in 2025. She earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University and her PhD in English from the University of Denver. Currently, she teaches creative writing at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. For more, visit wendychenart.com.