Jonathan Chan

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Singapore
Singapore
SG

Author's Bio

Jonathan Chan is a writer and editor of poems and essays. Born in New York to a Malaysian father and South Korean mother, he was raised in Singapore and educated at Cambridge and Yale Universities. He is the author of the poetry collection going home (Landmark, 2022). He serves as the Managing Editor of poetry archive poetry.sg, reads poetry and creative nonfiction for The Plentitudes and PR&TA, and reviews for Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and SUSPECT

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: ,
Christianity Today
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Ekstasis Magazine
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Inheritance
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Quarterly Literary Review Singapore

Poetry

Anthologies:
Songs of Revolution: Poems Against Oppression (Sunday Mornings at the River, 2024)
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A Love Letter to a Thousand Yesterdays: a poetry anthology (Sunday Mornings at the River, 2023)
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Sunday Mornings at the River Poetry Diary 2024 (Sunday Mornings at the River, 2023)
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Connecticut Bards Poetry Review 2022 (Local Gems Press, 2022)
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Crazy Little Pyromaniacs (Math Paper Press, 2020)
Book:
going home (Landmark Books, 2022)
Journals:
Amethyst Review
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Banyan Review
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Cicada
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Consequence
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Copperfield Review
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Ekstasis Magazine
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Entropy
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Fare Forward
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Fathom
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Geez
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Great River Review
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Idle Ink
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Inheritance
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Kindling
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Last Leaves Magazine
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Line Literary Review
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Lumiere Review
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Magma
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Mayday Magazine
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Minarets
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New Note Poetry
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Of Zoos
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Quarterly Literary Review Singapore
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Rabbit
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samfiftyfour
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Second Chance Lit
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Shanghai Literary Review
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Silver Birch Press
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Solum Journal
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Studio
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Stylus Poetry Journal
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Prizes won: 
  • Poem 'recital' nominated for Porlock Poetry's Robert Siegel Prize by Eunoia Review
  • Poem 'recital' nominated for 2024 Best of the Net by Eunoia Review
  • Poem ‘A&E’ shortlisted for The Cambridge University Poetry & Prose Prize, March 2023
  • Poem ‘milton mansion’ nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2023 by Free Verse Revolution
  • Poem ‘saying a blessing’ longlisted for the Briefly Write Poetry Prize 2022, Briefly Write, United Kingdom, October 2022 
  • Poem ‘atelophobia’ awarded Honorable Mention at the Fare Forward Poetry Competition, Fare Forward, United States, September 2022
  • Poem ‘mangrove’ shortlisted for Catharsis 2022, Singapore, July 2022
  • Poem ‘terra ujong’ nominated for The 2021 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry by Singapore Unbound.
  • Poem ‘logbook’ shortlisted for Catharsis 2021, Singapore, August 2021
  • Poem ‘guilt-free’ shortlisted for Catharsis 2020, Singapore, August 2020

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American, Chinese, Christian, Korean, Southeast Asian
Fluent in: 
Chinese, English, Spanish
Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Singapore
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Last update: Apr 23, 2024