ETJ WAS RAISED IN THE Northwest Territories AND PRAIRIES, with roots in the maritimes and Deep South. SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, BANFF CENTRE, AND NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.
Her poems have been in THE PURITAN, HARVARD REVIEW, VALLUM, DENVER QUARTERLY, AND OTHER JOURNALS.
ETJ IS THE FOUNDER OF HERMES GALLERY IN NOVA SCOTIA, AND HAS CURATED for DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY of DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, CUrrent space in Baltimore, AND ELSEWHERE. HER own art hAS been DISTRIBUTED BY VTAPE in toronto and exhibited internationally.
SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE TEACHES FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS' FEDERATION AND EDITS COLUMBA.