Oklahoma, United States
|Education||MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts|
|Notable works||Of Gods & Strangers, Half-Lit Houses, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond|
Chang was born in 1969 in Oklahoma to Taiwanese immigrants, who had met in Montreal, where her mother was working as a nurse and her father was earning his doctorate in physics. The family moved to Queens, New York when she was a year old, where she was raised except for a period during her youth, when Chang and her brother were sent to live in Taiwan with relatives for two years. “I started questioning even at a very young age, well, what is language?” she said. “What is the role of words?” 
Along with poets Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar, she is the co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, W. W. Norton, 2008. Her latest collection of poetry, Of Gods & Strangers, was published October 2011.
She has held residencies at MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Artist's Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Fundacion Valparaiso, Ragdale, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Chang was elected Brooklyn Poet Laureate in 2010. She has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation/Money for Women, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Poets & Writers and The Academy of American Poets. She has also won a Dana Award for poetry. She was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, for Half-Lit Houses.
- Half-Lit Houses. Four Way Books. 2004. ISBN 978-1884800528.
- Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond. W. W. Norton. 2008. ISBN 978-0393332384.
- Of Gods & Strangers. Four Way Books. 2011. ISBN 978-1935536178.
- Poetry 30: Poets in their Thirties, (MAMMOTH Books, 2005)
- Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation, (University of Illinois Press, 2004)
- Asian American Literature (McGraw-Hill, 2001)
- Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999).
- Gootman, Elissa (March 19, 2010). "A Poet Who Doesn't Do Lofty". The New York Times.
- "Tina Chang". Sarah Lawrence College. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- http://www.guernicamag.com/poetry/three_poems_3/ Retrieved on January 2014
- Homepage for Tina Chang
- Audio recording: Tina Chang at the Key West Literary Seminar, 2008
- A Poet Who Doesn't Do Lofty, The New York Times
- Why I Write, Publishers Weekly
- Poetry Society of America, Q & A: American Poetry
- Official Press Release, BP Markowitz Names Tina Chang of Park Slope as Poet Laureate of Brooklyn
- Brooklyn's New Poet Laureate Wants to Weave Poetry into Residents' Lives
- Brooklyn Poet Laureate Envisions Outreach into Brooklyn Communities
- From the Fishouse, audio recordings of Tina Chang's poems
- Interview with Li-Young Lee
- drunkenboat.com, audio recordings of Tina Chang's poems
- New York Times, Princeton Poetry Festival
- "Strange Theater"; "Wild Invention"; "Imagine, Refugee", Guernica, November 2007
- "Duality", Poets.org