art by julian ellis
| Gedda Ilves was born in Harbin, North China, of Russian descent. She lived in Shanghai during WWII and then emigrated with her late husband via Brazil to Los Angeles in January 1951.
Gedda published her first book of poems Grains of Life in 2005. Her work has appeared in Poetic Voices, The Rag, Gentle Strength Quarterly, and two anthologies. Her second book of poems, A View From Within, was published in Spring 2008.