Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ellen Bass's new book, The Human Line

Ellen Bass cowrote The Courage to Heal for anyone who does not know.

Hi Angela,

I do have some great workshops coming up over the next year or so I'd love people to know about. I'd also be very grateful if you'd include anything about my recent book.
Many many thanks,

"Ellen Bass's frighteningly personal poems about sex, love, birth, motherhood, and aging are kept from mere confession by the graces of wit, an observant eye, an empathetic heart, and just the right image deployed at just the right time. The Human Line is full of real stunners." —Billy Collins

Dear Friends & Writers,

I'm happy to announce that my new book, The Human Line, was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. It's available at your local bookstore or online.

Please scroll down for a schedule of workshops and poetry readings. I'd be grateful if you'd forward this to any friends who might be interested. Thank you for all your support,

P.S. Please visit to read poems from The Human Line.

More Praise for The Human Line:

"Ever since her first book, I have admired the tough, urgent, and wildly human poems of Ellen Bass. The Human Line deepens my regard for her necessary and indelible voice." --Thomas Lux

"There are some lovely poems in The Human Line, poems that live up to the splendid title, with all that it implies of our continuity in grief and joy. There are poems that cut deep into our sense of self and of primal relationships."--Carolyn Kizer

Ellen Bass is such a trustworthy guide -- awake to the certainty of death, to the irreconcilable losses, and to the daily imperfect reprieve of love. These are poems of quiet joy and true comfort. I read the book to the end, and then started, from the beginning, again." --Marie Howe

Upcoming Workshops:

September 5-7, 2008
The Writer's Life
Esalen, Big Sur, CA.
For more information and to register, visit or call 831-667-3005

December 7-12, 2008
Writing & Knowing: A Poetry Workshop
taught by Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux, and Joe Millar
Esalen, Big Sur, CA
For more information and to register, visit or call 831-667-3005

April 24-26, 2009
White Lotus Poetry Workshop
with Ellen Bass
Rowe Conference Center
22 Kings Hwy
Rowe, MA
for more information call 413-339-4954 or visit

May 27-31, 2009
Truth & Beauty
A Poetry Workshop with Ellen Bass & Marie Howe
Mabel Dodge Luhan Inn in Taos, New Mexico
For more info, email

ellen @

For an ongoing calendar of poetry readings and workshops, please visit