Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lucia Cordell Getsi  

Pen Name: Lucia Getsi

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: December 31, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Illinois Connection

Getsi lives in Normal, Illinois and taught at Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lucia Cordell Getsi is a Distinguished Prof Emerita of English who is retired from teaching creative writing and poetry at Illinois State University. She spent her childhood in Tennessee.


Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1994 Governorís Award for the Arts 1995 Pablo Neruda Prize 1999

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes), she is available June through April for readings, lectures, master classes, and workshops across the state. Contact the author at

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