Wendy Chen was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1992, and raised primarily in Massachusetts. She recently graduated from Wellesley College with honors, and has earned her BA in English and Studio Art. Chen is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at Syracuse University as a University Fellow. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
Chen is the inaugural winner of the 2014 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem “They Sail Across the Mirrored Sea.”