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Wendy Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Wendy Chen is the author of the novel Their Divine Fires (Algonquin Books) and the poetry collection Unearthings (Tavern Books), 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 prose editor of Tupelo Press. 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 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 Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver.