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Kelly Norman Ellis

Born: in Belleville, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Kelly Norman Ellis on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Offerings of desire :
ISBN: 0985287713 OCLC: 805047001

Willow Books, Detroit, Mich. : ©2012.

Tougaloo blues /
ISBN: 0883782464 OCLC: 52127520

Third World Press, Chicago : ©2003.