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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

-- Lucia Cordell Getsi on WorldCat --

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.

Published Works

  • Teeth Mother Letters, Moonsquilt Press, 1984
  • Bottleships for Daughters, Aquilla Press, 1986
  • No One Taught This Filly to Dance, Pikestaff Press, 1989
  • Intensive Care, New Rivers Press, 1992
  • Teeth Mother Letters, Moonlit Press, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Teeth mother letters /
ISBN: 0943216095. OCLC Number:

Moonsquilt Press,. North Miami Beach, Fla. :. ©1984.

Bottleships :
ISBN: 0727503421. OCLC Number:

Aquila,. Portree :. 1986.

No one taught this filly to dance /
ISBN: 0936044055. OCLC Number:

Pikestaff Press,. Normal, Ill. :. ©1989.

Intensive care :
ISBN: 0898231418. OCLC Number:

New Rivers Press ;. Minneapolis :. 1992.


  • 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