Ellen Bass has published several poetry collections, including Mules of Love, a Lambda Literary Award winner; The Human Line, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book; Like a Beggar; and Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). She coedited one of the first anthologies to highlight feminist poetry, the groundbreaking No More Masks! Her nonfiction books include the best-selling The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, translated into ten languages. Among her many awards are three Pushcart Prizes and the Pablo Neruda Prize. A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.
Photograph by Irene Young.