Nancy Chen Long is the author of Wider Than the Sky, selected for the Diode Editions Book Award (Diode Editions, 2020) and Light into Bodies, winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2017), as well as the chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013). She is the grateful recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry, a writers residency at Ox-Box School of the Arts, and a scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
Her work was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award and featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Indiana Humanities. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming poems in Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, Tar River Poetry, The Southern Review, Poet Lore, Smartish Pace, Ninth Letter, Zone 3, Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and elsewhere.
As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, Nancy coordinates a reading series and works with others to offer free poetry workshops to the public. To give back to the writing community at-large, she reviews poetry books and interviews poets at the blog Poetry Matters, as well as on her blog nancychenlong.blogspot.com. She has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She works at Indiana University in the Research Technologies division.