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 director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Chicago State University. She is the author of Tougaloo Blues and co-editor of Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on AIDS/HIV, both from Third World Press. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Sou'Wester, PMS poemmemoirstory, Tidal Basin Review, Calyx, and The Ringing Ear. In 2010 Essence Magazine voted her one of their forty favorite poets. She is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

Published Works

Tougaloo Blues, Third World Press, 2003

Offerings of Desire, Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2012

Titles at Your Library

Tougaloo Blues

ISBN: 0883782464
Release Date: 2003-06-01

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Offerings of Desire

ISBN: 0985287713
Release Date: 2012-02-20

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Kelly Norman Ellis on WorldCat


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