Thomas Sayers Ellis, September 2012
Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of The Maverick Room (2005), which won the John C. Zacharias First Book Award, and is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award. His second book, Skin, Inc.; Identity Repair Poems brings together lyric sequences and his own photographs in which Ellis “traverses the African-American and American literary landscapes." His poems and photographs have appeared in Best American Poetry (1997, 2001 and 2010), Grand Street, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, and The Nation. He is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College.