in print and epub

as performed in Art of Time's Who Is We: Voices Across the Divides

This book is 6x9 and is finished on gloss, coloured paper. Includes the writer's original paintings.

RUPTURES is a collection of poetry about survival, loss, trauma and addiction. After
being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD in 2015, Ellise has lived her life in a constant brink of chaos and euphoria. Her poetry is contemporary, insanity, addiction, escape and trauma. It is a desperate woman’s attempt to claw, carve and sear her mark in a world that has continuously denied and forgotten her. It is also a testament to her identity, one that’s slowly being torn apart by her disease. She hopes that her poetry will find its place in your heart:

“I love you. The misunderstood, the confused, the lost, and the lonely. We are artists through and through, and this world is wonderful because of you.”
-Ellise Ramos



$12.99  print
$2.99   epub


A Concert of Question and Hope 

Writers Collective of Canada (WCC) and the Art of Time Ensemble are proud to present Who Is We: Voices Across The Divides at Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto from May 12-14, 2022, with a live stream performance available May 14. Who Is We is a multi-disciplinary theatre experience that explores the transformative and healing powers of writing as championed by the work of the Writers Collective of Canada. Underscored by new music and projections, this project features 13 extraordinary WCC writers who will take to the stage for the first time to share their compelling work live with you. 

Artistic Director: Andrew Burashko 
Directed and Staged by: Daniel MacIvor 
Music By: Jonathan Goldsmith Projection 
Design By: Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy 
Lighting Design By: Arun Srinivasan 
Stage Manager: Arwen MacDonald 
Writers/Performers: Kan Cheung, Paul Eng, Dee Hope, Marta McIlroy, Ellise Ramos, Wrecks Ricardus, Ahana Sarkar, Roberta Taylor, Shirin Tobie-Paul, Rooth Vimalanathan, Luxshie Vimaleswaran, and Christina Walsh. 

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