Ellen Bass A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Ellen Bass‘s most recent collection is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her earlier books include Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poetry has been widely praised for its intimate tone, expansive concerns, and impeccable craft. Individual poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. She is co-editor of the groundbreaking No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women and co-author 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. Among her awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and The California Arts Council, as well as a Lambda Literary Award and four Pushcart Prizes. A gifted teacher, she founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz, CA jails and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program in writing at Pacific University.