Wendy Chin-Tanner was born and raised in New York City. Educated at Cambridge University, she currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Her first collection of poetry, Turn (2014), was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. She is also coauthor of the graphic novel American Terrorist (2011). Chin-Tanner is a founding editor of Kin Poetry Journal and A Wave Blue World, a press specializing in graphic novels. She is the poetry editor for the Nervous Breakdown, conducts interviews for Lantern Review, and teaches sociology online for Cambridge University.