#TPQ5: WENDY CHEN

Think of the World as a Mirror Maze – Caitlin Vance

A beautiful debut full of emotionally-wrenching lines that explores family, womanhood, and forging one’s identity.

North American Stadiums – Grady Chambers

A lyrical contemplation on memory and nuanced observation that demonstrates a masterful command of poetic structure.

A Lessor Love – E. J. Koh

Koh’s voice of unflinching clarity and courage considers both the beauty and brutality of life in haunting and unforgettable ways.

Overpour – Jane Wong

A book filled with gorgeous and cutting twists of language that will inspire and excite any writer.

Sky Country – Christine Kitano

A meditation on history, family, and memory driven by the longing and grace of every mesmerizing line.


Wendy Chen (wendychenart.com) is the author of Unearthings (Tavern Books), editor of Figure 1, and managing editor of Tupelo Quarterly. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize and earned her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University.

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