About Liz

Book Biography

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, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in early 2023.

Writing & Membership

Liz's translations of French surrealist poet Claude de Burine appeared in The Adirondack Review. Her poetry has recently appeared in Verse Daily, Origins Journal, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Breakwater Review, among others. Her first published essay was included in Oyster River Pages (Issue 5/2021). Her flash fiction was published internationally in Opia (No. 2) and in an anthology from River Paw Press. She is a member of the improv'd poetry reading group No River Twice, the editorial board of Philadelphia Stories, and was an inaugural member of the Advisory Board of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate program.

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Photograph by David Robson

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Photograph by Adrienne Mathiowetz

Awards & Background

Liz was named the 2012 Montgomery County Poet Laureate in Pennsylvania by Katheleen 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 is an Associate Professor of English at Delaware County Community College. She lives with her family, cat, dog, and a hive of honeybees en les environs of Philadelphia.