Kelly Norman Ellis

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General Information

Name: Kelly Norman Ellis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: in Belleville, Illinois

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Kelly Norman Ellis is an assistant professor of English at Chicago State University. Currently, she lives on Chicago’s south side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kelly Norman Ellis is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Chicago State University. She is also the associate director of the MFA in Creative Writing program as CSU. She is a poet whose work has appeared in Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, Spirit and Flame, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Boomer Girls, Essence Magazine, Obsidian, Calyx, and Cornbread Nation.

Ellis is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women writer’s grant and is a Cave Canem fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. Her first collection of poetry Tougaloo Blues was published by Third World Press in 2003. Dr. Ellis is at work on a new collection entitled The Shoe Cobbler’s Daughters.

Published Works

Tougaloo Blues, Third World Press, 2003

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tougaloo Blues

ISBN: 0883782464
Release Date: 2003-06-01

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External Links

Kelly Norman Ellis on WorldCat

Kelly Norman Ellis on Amazon


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