Water Children. (Hamilton: Mini-Mocho Press, 2002). $10.00; available from the author – limited number still in print. 80 pp.
James Deahl, poet, editor and publisher, says of Ellen’s work:
“These poems say what must be said, and we should listen.”
The poems range from Viet Nam and September 11 th to stories of great-grandmothers and newborn babies, from fairy-tales to hockey, octopi to cats – with an eye that sees the mythic in everyday experience.
This book won the 2003 Hamilton Literary Award for a poetry collection.