Nancy Chen Long is the author of Light into Bodies, winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry (University of Tampa Press, 2017) and the chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013). She is the grateful recipient of an 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, and winner of the 2019 Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has been featured in Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Indiana Humanities. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in The Southern Review, Smartish Pace, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Zone 3, Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, 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. She works at Indiana University.