Jill Chan was born in Manila, Philippines. She migrated to New Zealand when
she was 21, and started writing poetry a year later. Her first book, The Smell
of Oranges was published by Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop in 2003. Her poems have been published in New Zealand magazines Poetry New Zealand, JAAM, Brief, Bravado, Trout, Southern Ocean Review, Spin, Takahe, and some other magazines.
Her second book, Becoming Someone Who Isn't, was published by Earl of