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Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass

Author's Bio

Ellen Bass's books of poetry include Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon, 2007) which was named a Notable Book of 2007 by the SF Chronicle and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002) which won the Lambda Literary Award. She co-edited (with Florence Howe) the groundbreaking No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (Doubleday, 1973). Her work has been regularly published in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Her nonfiction books include Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies (HarperCollins, 1996), I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1983) and The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1988, 2008) which has been translated into twelve languages. She teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University and at conferences and workshops nationally and internationally.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press, 2007), Mules of Love (BOA Editions Limited, 2002)
Anthologies:
Pushcart Prize XXVIII (Pushcart Press, 2004), No More Masks! (Harper Collins, 1993)
Journals:
American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, Field, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Ms., Ploughshares
Prizes:
Pushcart Prize, the Elliston Book Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod/Hardman, the Larry Levis Prize from Missouri Review, and the New Letters Prize, Lambda Literary Award

Ellen Bass Resume

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Listing last updated: March 14, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
NJ
Agent:
Charlotte Raymond

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