D'vorah Elias was born in Inchon, Korea sometime in the summer of 1958. She was abandoned at the age of about six months in the garden at the Star of the Sea orphanage in Seoul. She was adopted by an Appalachian mother and a Japanese father and grew up with them in Cincinnati where she was raised as a Catholic. At the age of 18, she converted to Judaism just before marrying her husband, Vic with whom she had four children. She lives in London, Ontario.
Her poetry appears in The Creative Circus Book published by Red Kite Press (1992) and Ani published by Southwestern Ontario Poetry (2010). She has won many awards for her poetry which has also been published in many Canadian literary magazines.
When D'vorah Elias finally agreed to her husband's request that she enter the Institute of Living as a voluntary patient she had no idea that she was embarking on the journey of a lifetime. With the help of a compassionate and caring psychiatrist she began to make her way back to health. It took a year but she was discharged in a much better frame of mind.