ETJ WAS RAISED IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND MANITOBA PRAIRIE.
SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (a WINNER of the emerging poet series), BANFF CENTRE, AND NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.
HER POEMS HAVE BEEN IN THE PURITAN, HARVARD REVIEW, VALLUM, Dalhousie Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, AND OTHER JOURNALS.
SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF HERMES (A GALLERY IN Nova Scotia)- and HAS CURATED EXHIBITIONS AT DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY (DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY) AND other spaces. (HER own art hAS been DISTRIBUTED BY VTAPE and exhibited internationally.)
She started the Fuller Terrace Lecture series and is on the Board of International current art research and Development institute.
SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND IN MONTREAL, WHERE SHE facilitates POETRY workshops FOR THE QUEBEC WRITERS' FEDERATION AND EDITS COLUMBA (ONLINE POETRY QUARTERLY).