Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass

Poet and teacher Ellen Bass grew up in New Jersey. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University and lives in Santa Cruz, California. Bass’s style is direct; she has noted, “I work to speak in a voice that is meaningful communication. Poetry is the most intimate of all writing. I want to speak from me to myself and then from me to you.”

What People are Saying

"Because poetry centers around very human themes, we are able to connect with it in an extraordinary meaningful, poignant way, regardless of when it was written. "
Hope Stratman
2018 NE POL Champ