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Portia Elan lives with her Gemini cat & Sagittarius puppy in the San Francisco Bay Area; she teaches English & Ethnic Studies in Oakland. She recently completed her Masters in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds. She also holds degrees in Poetry (University of Victoria, ’13) Library Science (Univ. of Illinois, ’11) & Medieval History (Stanford, ’10).

Ghazals for the Body  now available from Mindmade Books

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To Yield Like Water & Nothing Else now available from dancing girl press


She can be reached at portiaelanc [at] gmail [dot] com

You can also find her on linkedin