Below is a lovely animation of Ellen Bass's poem "Reincarnation". The animator is filmmaker and painter Jeff Scher.
Ellen Bass's most recent poetry collection is Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). A contributor to The New Yorker, she also has published a number of best-selling nonfiction books, including, with co-author Kate Kaufman, Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies (Harper Perennial, 1996) and, with co-author Laura Davis, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2008).
Ellen Bass Poems
Ellen Bass on FaceBook
Read "In Plain Sight: The Vanishing of Ellen Bass" at The Rumpus.
Jeff Scher on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo
Read "The Animated Life & Work of Jeff Scher" at Motionographer; "Animator Jeff Scher Captures Life in Motion" at the BBC; and "An Artist Invents a New Animation Technique, With Paint and a Tin Can" at FastCodeDesign.