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Ellen Goldsmith

Author of No Pine Tree in This Forest is Perfect, 1997 [Sold Out]
 

Ellen Goldsmith is a poet and teacher. Her books include Where to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect, which won the 1997 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition and was described by Dennis Nurkse as an “incandescent collection.”

Her poems have appeared in many journals including AntiphonConnecticut River ReviewDashEarth’s DaughtersThe Healing MuseMount HopeOff the CoastRhino and Third Wednesday as well as in two anthologies—Wait: Poems from the Pandemic and Enough: Poems of Resistance and Protest.

 

She earned an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, has an M.A. in English from City College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Queens College. In her professional life, she was on the faculty at two branches of the City University of New York—John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York City College of Technology—where she created and directed the Center for Intergenerational Reading. Its nationally recognized programs were innovative in linking the literacy development of adults and children through the useof children’s literature.

 

In 2006, Ellen Goldsmith relocated to Maine, where she enjoys the rich literary landscape of the Midcoast as well as the always changing views of Broad Cove from her home in Cushing. Since her move, she has been teaching poetry classes and workshops. For her, poetry is essential, a way to explore and discover, uncover and recover.

 

In 2006, Ellen Goldsmith relocated to Maine, where she enjoys the rich literary landscape of the Midcoast as well as the always changing views of Broad Cove from her home in Cushing. Since her move, she has been teaching poetry classes and workshops. For her, poetry is essential, a way to explore and discover, uncover and recover.