Mary Jean Chan

Mary Jean Chan is the author of Flèche, published by Faber & Faber (2019). Flèche won the 2019 Costa Book Award for Poetry and was named as a Book of the Year in The Guardian, The Irish Times and The White Review.

In 2018, Chan was selected as the winner of the Poetry Society Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Her criticism has appeared in the Guardian Review, the Journal of American Studies and the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. In Spring 2020, Chan was guest co-editor with Will Harris at The Poetry Review.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chan currently lives in London and is Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University.