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  • Date: December 31
  • Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

RECORDING: Ask a Poet with Ellen Bass

If you missed our Lunch Break Q&A with Ellen Bass, you’re in luck. This recording includes the full one-hour writing Q&A where offered her expert tips, tricks, and advice on the art and craft of writing poetry.

About the Recording

Once you sign up to access the recording, you’ll receive an automated email with the Zoom recording link and passcode. If you don’t receive the email, contact welcome@hugohouse.org.


Ellen Bass‘s poetry includes Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press, 2007), and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002). She coedited (with Florence Howe) the groundbreaking No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (Doubleday, 1973). Her nonfiction books include The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (HarperCollins, 1988, 2008) and Free Your Mind: The Book for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth (HarperCollins, 1996). Her work has frequently been published in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, and the New York Times Magazine, as well as many other journals. Among her awards are a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship from the California Arts Council, two Pushcart Prizes, the Lambda Literary Award, Elliston Book Award, Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod/Hardman, Larry Levis Prize from Missouri Review, and the New Letters Prize. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.