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Ellen Bass

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20190301, 20180601

In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She also reminisces on the mentorship she received from the late poet Anne Sexton and the co-founder of The Feminist Press, Florence Howe, and talks about the premier anthology that she and Howe worked on called No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth Century American Women Poets. Bass reads more from her two most recent books, Like a Beggar and The Human Line, and reveals how literature changed her life. Part one of this conversation along with an anthology program featuring Ellen Bass are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Feminism, LGBT, Poetic Mentorship | Interview Year: 2017 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: New Letters Poetry Prize, Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry |

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