Ellie Bates, retired from the Edgartown School, is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Polly Hill Arboretum, Cleaveland House Poets, MV Poets’ Collective, New England Poetry Club, and Pathways Institute.
Her collages of images and words have shown at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Her writing has been published in the Vineyard Gazette, MV Times, The Island Educational Journal: Refocus, Cleaveland House Poets: 50 Years, and In the Company of Poets, Anthology 2021. Most recently her work appears in Covid Monologues, MV, and PathwaysArts: New Works 2020–2021.
Ellie’s photographs and poetry are in her three small chapbooks: Everything Changes, Rooted in Change, and A Collage of Poetry.
She is grateful for the opportunity to observe nature in many places especially from her home on Martha’s Vineyard which inspires her poetry. She thanks her island colleagues and the Mass Poetry community of writers for sharing their talents as we continue our mission of healing and hope through words, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (December 9, 2022)