New reviews of small things left behind

small things left behind has received some fantastic reviews over the last few months! Check them out below:

» Two fine debuts to mark Poetry Month – A review from Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, in the Halifax Chronicle

» Detonation from Contrast: Ella Zeltserman’s small things left behind – Review by Barbara Myers in Arc Poetry Magazine

» Constellations of Connection: Best of 2014 – small things left behind listed on 49th Shelf blog’s best books of 2014

Across Canada on the Great Canadian Poe Train

The Great Canadian PoeTrain will be travelling west across the country from Toronto to the BC coast. Catch Ella’s readings on the train and at various stops along the way.

Learn more about the PoeTrain:



Friday April 17
Showtime 7pm, free admission
Hot House Restaurant & Bar – 35 Church Street


Sunday April 19,
Showtime 7:30pm, free admission
Fort Garry Hotel, First floor, Salon A – 222 Broadway

Somewhere between Winnipeg and Edmonton – On the train

Monday April 20
Small things left behind book launch


Wednesday April 22
Edmonton City Hall – 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
3-5pm, free admission
An Edmonton Poetry Festival event

Thursday April 23
Remedy Café Southside – 8631-109 Street

Listen to Ella on CKUA Radio

CKUA’s ArtBeat program did an interview with Ella about her book, and her immigration experiences. The interview aired this past weekend, and again this upcoming Wednesday, September 17 from 6-7pm.

Listen to the episode below.

You can also find it on the CKUA website.