Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and critic from Hong Kong who currently lives in London. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English (ignitionpress 2018), is the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Mary Jean is a lecturer in creative writing (poetry) at Oxford Brookes University, and is an editor of Oxford Poetry. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic and an advisory board member at the Poetry Translation Centre. Mary Jean’s debut collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in July 2019.
Photo: Forward Prizes 2017