Ellen Doré Watson's most recent books are Dogged Hearts and Ex-Voto (translations of Adélia Prado). She earned her MFA at UMass in the seventies and stayed. Currently, she teaches and directs the Poetry Center at Smith College and serves as core faculty at the Low-Residency Program in Poetry and Translation at Drew University. She’s also Poetry and Translation editor at The Massachusetts Review and has recently taken to writing 9-liners, each in a different voice.
Founded in 1959 by a group of professors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, and Smith, The Massachusetts Review is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues. As The New York Times observed, “It is amazing that so much significant writing on race and culture appears in one magazine.” MR was named one of the top ten literary journals in 2008 by the Boston Globe.The Massachusetts Review