Elana Wolff is the author of six solo collections of poetry and a collection of essays on poems. She has also co-authored, with the late Malca Litovitz, a collection of rengas; co-authored a chapbook of poems with Susie Petersiel Berg; co-edited with Julie Roorda a collection of poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them; and co-translated with Menachem Wolff poems from the Hebrew by Georg Mordechai Langer. Elana’s poems and creative nonfiction pieces have been published in Canada and internationally and have garnered awards. She has taught English for Academic Purposes at York University in Toronto and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
She currently divides her professional time between writing, editing, and designing and facilitating social art courses.
Her sixth solo collection of poems, SWOON (Guernica Editions), which features several ekphrastic poems inspired by art pieces by WAAC studio artists, is the winner of the 2020 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry.