Jill Chan writes poems and fiction. Her work has appeared in various New Zealand literary magazines (and anthologies) both in print and online; in websites in the US, UK, Italy, Hong Kong, and Australia; and in the New Zealand Poetry Sound Archive.

She has read at an Amnesty International benefit reading alongside established poets, and at various National Poetry Day events.

She is the author of Alone and Other Flash Fiction (2017); What We Give: a novella (2017); Phone Call and Other Prose Writings (2017); The Art of It: Three Novellas (2011), and six collections of poetry: What To Believe (2017); On Love: A Poem Sequence (2011); Early Work: Poems 2000-2007 (2011); These Hands Are Not Ours (ESAW, 2009), winner of the Earl of Seacliff Poetry Prize; Becoming Someone Who Isn’t (ESAW, 2007); and The Smell of Oranges (ESAW, 2003).