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Ellen Chang-Richardson

Ellen Chang-Richardson is a poet, writer and editor of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent. Their poems and other writing have appeared in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies. Chang-Richardson earned a BFA(h) in Art History & Visual Studies from the University of Toronto and now lives in Ottawa.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Assimilation Tactics

Ontario: Coven Editions, 2020.
Forthcoming Oct. 2020


Blood Belies

Hamilton: Wolsak &Wynn, 2024.
forthcoming April 2024

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In this arresting debut collection Ellen Chang-Richardson writes of race, of injury and of belonging in stunning poems that fade in and out of the page. History swirls through this collection like a summer storm, as they bring their father’s, and their own, stories to light, writing against the background of the institutional racism of Canada, the Chinese Exclusion Act, the head tax and more. From Taiwan in the early 1990s to Oakville in the late 1990s, Toronto in the 2010s, Cambodia in the mid-1970s and Ottawa in the 2020s, Blood Belies takes the reader through time, asking them what it means to look the way we do? To carry scars? To persevere? To hope?

Poetry (Chapbook)

Unlucky Fours

Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2020.

Anthology (Short story)

The Spirits Have Nothing to Do with Us

Chang-Richardson, Ellen. “Moonlight in the Palm of My Hand.” In The Spirits Have Nothing to Do with Us: New Chinese Canadian Fiction, edited by Dan K. Woo. Hamilton: Buckrider Books, 2023, 65-69.


Ellen Chang-Richardson personal website

Publisher Anstruther Press

Publisher Coven Editions