ellen teaches creative writing at Emeritus College, a division of Santa Monica College in California. She has had hundreds of poems published in literary journals and magazines, including Slant, Turnstile, Another Chicago Magazine, Pavement Saw, Spillway, and Mudfish. Her fiction and poetry have been represented in a number of antologies. She has won writing awards from Blue Unicorn, Z Miscellaneous, Verve, Prime Time, and others. Also an artist, ellen won first prize for watercolor paintings in the Malibu Art Association’s 2000 juried show. Her paintings have been shown in galleries and in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu. Her art has appeared on the cover of Red Dancefloor and in Vernal Calibrations and Isis Rising.