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). Her work has been supported by scholarships, grants, and fellowships from National Endowment of the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, Ox-Bow School of the Arts, and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.
Her poems have been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Indiana Humanities and published in Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, The Southern Review, Pleiades, Tar River Poetry, Poet Lore, Smartish Pace, Ninth Letter, Zone 3, 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 holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, an MBA, and an MFA in Creative Writing, and has worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager. She is employed at Indiana University in the Research Technologies division.
(video) Nancy chats with Katerina Stoykova, host of Accents - a Radio Show for Literature, Art and Culture, about editing, publishing, submitting, working in technology, and her book Wider than the Sky (Diode Editions, 2020).