Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass’s poetry books include Indigo, Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. She co-edited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks! Among her honors are Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bass is also coauthor of The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies. She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program at Pacific University. She is currently serving as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

  • Lightning Streak of White

    Black streets, black sky with orchid clouds.
  • Deceiving the Gods

    The old Jews rarely admitted good fortune.
  • Bosnia, Kentucky

    Court documents say her name is Azra Bašic. In 1992, twin knives