Liz Chang published her first two full-length collections (Provenance and What Ordinary Objects) in 2007 and 2012 with Book&Arts Press. What Ordinary Objects includes original poems and translations from French. Her chapbook Animal Nocturne (2018) is available from Moonstone Press. Her newest chapbook, Museum of Things, was just published by Finishing Line Press in early 2023. (See the Books or Shop page for more information!)
Writing & Membership
Liz's translations of French surrealist poet Claude de Burine appeared in The Adirondack Review and are anthologized from l'Association des Amis d'Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Her poetry has recently appeared in Verse Daily, Exit 7, Origins Journal, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Breakwater Review, among others. Her essays and reviews are included in Oyster River Pages, Philadelphia Stories and Los Angeles Review of Books. Her flash fiction has been published internationally. She is a member of the improv'd poetry reading group No River Twice and was an inaugural member of Wordshop and the Advisory Board of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate program.
Photograph by David Robson
Awards & Background
Liz was named the 2012 Montgomery County Poet Laureate in Pennsylvania by Kathleen Sheeder Bonnano. Animal Nocturne was selected for third place in the Moonstone Press Chapbook contest by Grace Bauer. Museum of Things was a semi-finalist for the Black River Chapbook contest from Black Lawrence Press in 2021. Liz received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and works as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Moravian University. She lives with her family, cat, dog, and a hive of honeybees outside of Philadelphia.
Photograph by Adrianne Mathiowetz