ETJ was born IN THE Northwest Territories OF CANADA.
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 its 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 THE 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 FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES (NOW THE FULLER TERRACE LECTURE SERIES)- and IS ON THE BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL CURRENT ART RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE and other projects.
SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE TEACHES FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS' FEDERATION AND IS EDITOR OF COLUMBA (ONLINE POETRY QUARTERLY).