is a poet, writer and editor of Taiwanese and Cambodian Chinese (or Chinese Cambodian) descent, whose writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Vallum Contemporary and Watch Your Head, among others.
The founder of Little Birds Poetry and co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series, Ellen is a member of Room Magazine's editorial collective, long con magazine's editorial board, and Bywords.ca's editorial committee. They are I of VII — a creative poetry collective formed during the COVID-19 pandemic — and currently live/work on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe First Nation (colonially known as Ottawa, Ontario).*
Winner of the 2019 Vallum Award for Poetry and the 2020 POWER OF THE POETS Contest, Ellen is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Unlucky Fours (Anstruther Press), snap, pop, performance: a series of ekphrasis (Gap Riot Press) and Assimilation Tactics (forthcoming with Coven Editions).
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*We live and work on stolen land, and it is our responsibility to educate ourselves. https://native-land.ca/