Joanna Chen

Joanna Chen is a writer and literary translator whose work has been published in Guernica, Narratively, Mantis and Asymptote, among other journals. A former journalist, her reportage has appeared in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Marie Claire and other publications. Her full-length literary translations include Less Like a Dove (Shearsman Books), Frayed Light (Wesleyan Poetry Series -finalist in the Jewish National Book Awards-), My Wild Garden: Notes from a Gardener’s Eden (Penguin Random House), and But first i call your name, which is forthcoming in 2021 (Shearsman Books). She teaches literary translation at the Helicon School of Poetry and writes for The Los Angeles Review of Books. To read more, please visit