Nancy Chen Long


Indiana US

Author's Bio

Nancy Chen Long is the author of Wider than the Sky (Diode Editions, 2020), which was selected for the Diode Editions Book Award, and Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017), winner of the Tampa Review Poetry Prize. Her work has been supported by a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, a writers residency at Ox-Bow School of the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and later earned an MFA. As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, she coordinates a reading series and works with others to offer free poetry workshops to the public. She works at Indiana University in the Research Technologies division.

Publications & Prizes

Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers (INwords Publications, 2016)
Small Batch: An anthology of bourbon poetry (Two of Cups Press, 2014)
Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017)
Clouds As Inkblots For The War Prone (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013)
Prizes won: 
  • 2019 Diode Editions Book Contest
  • 2019 Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award
  • 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry
  • 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

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Last update: Aug 28, 2021