Mary Jean Chan

Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and academic from Hong Kong. In 2017, she 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. Her debut collection will be published by Faber in 2019.


Agent Name: Emma Paterson