is a poet, writer and editor of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent, whose writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Vallum Contemporary and Watch Your Head, among others.
Co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series and the founder of Little Birds Poetry, Ellen is a member of Room's Editorial Collective, long con magazine's editorial board, and Bywords.ca's editorial committee. She is I of VII — a creative poetry collective formed during the COVID-19 pandemic — and currently lives/works on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg (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 (Gap Riot Press) and Assimilation Tactics (forthcoming with Coven Editions).
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*We live and work on stolen land. Find out more at https://native-land.ca/
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