Wendy Chen is the author of the poetry collection Unearthings (Tavern Books). She is the editor of Figure 1 and associate editor-in-chief of Tupelo Quarterly. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Rattle, A Public Space, and elsewhere.
Chen is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, and fellowships from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
At MacDowell, Chen edited her novel Their Divine Fires, which will be published by Algonquin in 2024. She also worked on the introduction to her translations of Song-dynasty woman writer Li Qingzhao, a collection titled The Magpie at Night, which will be published by FSG in 2025. A selection of these translations will be published in the last issue of Freeman's.