ETJ WAS RAISED oN THE TUNDRA AND PRAIRIE, with roots in the maritimes and Deep South. SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (a WINNER of the emerging poet PRIZE), BANFF CENTRE, AND NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.
Her poems have been in THE PURITAN, HARVARD REVIEW, VALLUM, DENVER QUARTERLY, AND several OTHER JOURNALS.
she 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.
etj LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE facilitates POETRY workshops FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS' FEDERATION AND EDITS COLUMBA.