Ellen Bass is a writer of both poetry and non-fiction. Her work has frequently been published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Sun and many other journals. Among her awards for poetry are a Pushcart Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Larry Levis Prize and the New Letters Prize. She is currently a core faculty member of the MFA writing programme at Pacific University. Bass presents her most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar, which offers a vivid look at how life’s ordinary moments provide glimpses into the divine.