ETJ was raised IN THE Northwest Territories and manitoba Prairie.
She has been published IN THE PURITAN, HARVARD REVIEW, DENVER QUARTERLY, VALLUM, AND OTHER JOURNALS. she IS AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (a WINNER of the emerging poets series), BANFF CENTRE, AND NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.
ETJ IS THE FOUNDER OF HERMES (A GALLERY IN Nova Scotia)- and HAS CURATED EXHIBITIONS AT DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY (DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY), CURRENT SPACE (baltimore), AND elsewhere. HER own art hAS been DISTRIBUTED BY VTAPE and exhibited internationally.
SHE sTARTED THE FULLER TERRACE LECTURE SERIES (NS) and sits ON THE BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL CURRENT ART RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE and other projects.
ETJ LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE TEACHES FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS' FEDERATION AND edits COLUMBA (ONLINE POETRY QUARTERLY).