Wendy Chen is the author of the collection Unearthings (Tavern Books), which was the winner of the Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. She is the editor of Figure 1 and associate editor-in-chief of Tupelo 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 Crazyhorse, A Public Space, Mid-American Review and elsewhere. Chen’s debut novel Their Divine Fires is forthcoming 2024 from Algonquin Books. 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.