HA&L Biographical Sketch
Ellen S. Jaffe
Ellen S. Jaffe grew up in New York City, studied in England, and immigrated to Canada in 1979. She has lived in Hamilton since 2000. Her second book of poetry, Skinny-Dipping with the Muse, was published by Guernica Editions in 2014. Earlier books include Water Children, Writing Your Way, and Feast of Lights, a young-adult novel which received a Moonbeam award for multi-cultural fiction. Her poetry and short fiction have been published in journals and anthologies, including Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era; Jack Layton: Art and Action; Poet to Poet; and None and All of This Is True (Grit Lit chapbook). A group of her poems has been translated into Finnish, published in Helsinki as Syntymalauluja/Birthsongs.