Lucia Cordell Getsi

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General Information

Name: Lucia Cordell Getsi

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: December 31, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee



Contact Information: Author

Illinois Connection

Lucia lives in Bloomington and teaches at Illinois State University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lucia Cordell Getsi is an English teacher who teaches creative writing and poetry at Illinois State University. She spent her childhood in Tennessee.

Published Works

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

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

No One Taught This Filly to Dance (Pikestaff Poetry Chapbooks Ser. : No 3)

ISBN: 0936044055
Release Date: 1989-08

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

  • Illinois Author of the Year 1994
  • Governor’s Award for the Arts 1995
  • Pablo Neruda Prize 1999

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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

External Links

Lucia Cordell Getsi on WorldCat

Lucia Cordell Getsi on Amazon


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