Ellen Bass

c/o Charlotte Raymond 32 Bradlee Rd.
Marblehead, MA 01945

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. http://www.ellenbass.com

Publications and Prizes

Like a Beggar
(Copper Canyon Press, 2014)
, Mules of Love
(BOA Editions Limited, 2002)
, The Human Line
(Copper Canyon Press, 2007)
No More Masks!
(Harper Collins, 1993)
, Pushcart Prize XXVIII
(Pushcart Press, 2004)
American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, Field, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, Ms. Magazine, Ploughshares, New Yorker
Prizes Won: 
Two Pushcart Prizes, 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, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts

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Last updated: Nov 27, 2016