Mary Jean Chan

Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, Ambit Magazine, The Rialto, the London Magazine, Oxford Poetry, Callaloo Journal,The Scores, Bare Fiction Magazine, Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, The Kindling and elsewhere. She has work forthcoming from the 2018 Forward Book of Poetry, PN Review, Wasafiri Magazine and Magma.

In 2017, Mary Jean was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, and won the Poetry Society Members’ Competition and the Poetry and Psychoanalysis Competition. In 2016, she won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition (ESL), and has been shortlisted for the 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize, the 2016 Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition and the 2016 Resurgence Poetry Prize.

Mary Jean served as Vice-President of the Oxford University Poetry Society (2014-2015), and was a Callaloo and VONA Fellow. She received the 2015 University of London MA Creative Writing Prize, and is currently a PhD candidate and Research Associate in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her article on Claudia Rankine’s Citizen was published by The Journal of American Studies (2017). Mary Jean is currently a Co-Editor at Oxford Poetry.


Agent Name: Emma Paterson