Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis Read Tuesday

The poet and Harvard graduate studied with Seamus Heaney and Spike Lee, and later earned an MFA at Brown University in 1995. 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall.

Poet, Thomas Sayers Ellis

Biography | Online Texts | Internet Resources

Ellis serves as contributing editor to Callaloo and Poets & Writers magazine, and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and the MFA program at Lesley University.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
7:30 pm   Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


Ellis' powerhouse debut collection, The Maverick Room, earned him both a Whiting Writers' Award and the 2006 John C. Zacharis First Book Award.

Recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Ellis has also published two chapbooks, The Good Junk and The Genuine Negro Hero and co-edited the anthology Standing On the Verge: Emerging Poets and edited the forthcoming Quotes Community: Notes for Black Poets.

Search by author to locate <Ellis, Thomas Sayers> in the Five College Library Catalog.

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Biography Resource Center
Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online, 2006.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic IndexSearch by keyword for <Thomas Sayers Ellis> to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SCLinks to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Thomas Sayers Ellis - the poet's website   http://www.tsellis.com/
Poetry Foundation - biography, links, poems (including audio) http://www.poetryfoundation.org



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