Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan is a writer and filmmaker. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. Her radio dramas have aired on the CBC and she has written and performed in several theatrical works. Ng-Chan lives in Montreal. She co-edited Navigating Customs: New Travel Stories by Writers Under 25 (Montreal: Cumulus Press, 2007)

Poetry

Maps of Our Bodies & the Borders We Have Agreed Upon

Includes Roadmaps, a multimedia spoken word CD collaboration between Taien Ng-Chan and musician Scott W. Gray. It includes 13 songs and 6 videos, featuring a contribution by cartoonist/animator Joe Ollmann.

Montréal: Cumulus Press, 2005.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Maps of Our Bodies draws on themes of travel, location/dislocation, and that old workhorse, love. These poems and prose poems are a series of maps and meditations on the act of traversing space, both physically and emotionally; together, they sketch out a narrative arc about the course of a relationship, from its intense and sleepless beginnings to the negotiations of boundaries and space, to separation over long distances and a solitary road trip across the huge expanse of land that is Canada.

Anthology (Short stories)

Eye Wuz Here: Stories by Women Writers Under Thirty

9th floor PS8235 .W4 E93 1996

Ng-Chan, Taien. “Write Me Sometime.” In Eye Wuz Here, edited by Shannon Cooley. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1996, 111-118.

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Anthology (Short stories)

Henry Chow and Other Stories

Edited by R. David Stephens, from the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop.
Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2009.
9th floor PS8329.1 .H44 2009

Ng-Chan, Taien. “Bad Poetry.” In Henry Chow and Other Stories, edited by R. David Stephens, from the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2009, 93-101.

Anthology (Poetry)

Ribsauce: A CD/anthology of Words by Women.

Anthology edited by Taien Ng-Chan. CD edited by Alex Boutros & Kaarla Sundström.
Montréal: Véhicule Press, 2001.
9th floor PS8235 .W7 R52 2001

Links

Publisher Cumulus Press closed following its 10th anniversary in April 2008.

Ng-Chan’s personal website

View additonal projects by Ng-Chan and her partner Joe Ollmann at www.wagpress.net