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 Thomas Sayers Ellis Biography

Thomas Sayers Ellis is an award-winning photographer and poet. His first, full collection, The Maverick Room, for which he received a Mrs. Giles Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2006 John C. Zacharis First Book Award, was published by Graywolf Press in 2005, . The collection is “marked by inner-city youth culture energy that is part lyrical narrative, part “Parliament Funkadelic,” a blend of chaos and control through the sheer and simple power of words” (Midwest Review). His most recent collection is Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (Graywolf, 2010), including his own photographs. He is also the author of The Good Junk (Take Three #1, Graywolf 1996); a chapbook The Genuine Negro Hero (Kent State University Press, 2001); and the chaplet Song On (WinteRed Press 2005). His Breakfast and Blackfist: Notes for Black Poets is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press Poets on Poetry Series. He is a contributing editor to Callaloo and Poets and Writers magazine.

Mr. Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1988 and earned an MFA from Brown University in 1995. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry; Grand Street; Tin House; Ploughshares; and Best American Poetry, 1997, 2001 and 2010. He has received fellowships and grants from The Fine Arts Work Center, the Ohio Arts Council, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. In 2015 he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for poetry. As photographer, Ellis has collaborated with Elizabeth Alexander and The Poetry Foundation to create the virtual Washington DC poetry tour. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and a faculty member of The Lesley University low-residency MFA Program in Cambridge, Mass.

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Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems

Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems

The Maverick Room: Poems

The Maverick Room: Poems

The Genuine Negro Hero (Wick Chapbook Series 2)

The Genuine Negro Hero (Wick Chapbook Series 2)

Take Three: Agni New Poets Series:  1 (The Agni New Poets Series , No 1) (Vol 1)

Take Three: Agni New Poets Series: 1 (The Agni New Poets Series , No 1) (Vol 1)

[(The Maverick Room: Poems)] [Author: Thomas Sayers Ellis] published on (January, 2005)

[(The Maverick Room: Poems)] [Author: Thomas Sayers Ellis] published on (January, 2005)

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Thomas Sayers Ellis

Award-winning Poet & Photographer

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Thomas Sayers Ellis Biography

Thomas Sayers Ellis is an award-winning photographer and poet. His first, full collection, The Maverick Room, for which he received a Mrs. Giles Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2006 John C. Zacharis First Book Award, was published by Graywolf Press in 2005, . The collection is “marked by inner-city youth culture energy that is part lyrical narrative, part “Parliament Funkadelic,” a blend of chaos and control through the sheer and simple power of words” (Midwest Review). His most recent collection is Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (Graywolf, 2010), including his own photographs. He is also the author of The Good Junk (Take Three #1, Graywolf 1996); a chapbook The Genuine Negro Hero (Kent State University Press, 2001); and the chaplet Song On (WinteRed Press 2005). His Breakfast and Blackfist: Notes for Black Poets is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press Poets on Poetry Series. He is a contributing editor to Callaloo and Poets and Writers magazine.

Mr. Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1988 and earned an MFA from Brown University in 1995. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry; Grand Street; Tin House; Ploughshares; and Best American Poetry, 1997, 2001 and 2010. He has received fellowships and grants from The Fine Arts Work Center, the Ohio Arts Council, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. In 2015 he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for poetry. As photographer, Ellis has collaborated with Elizabeth Alexander and The Poetry Foundation to create the virtual Washington DC poetry tour. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and a faculty member of The Lesley University low-residency MFA Program in Cambridge, Mass.

Thomas Sayers Ellis Videos

  • The Writer's Block: A Video Q&A with Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis - All Their Stanzas Look Alike

Thomas Sayers Ellis Books

Thomas Sayers Ellis Speaking Topics

  • Heroes are Gang Leaders: Spoken Word and Jazz Concert

  • An Evening with Thomas Sayers Ellis

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  • How to book Thomas Sayers Ellis?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Thomas Sayers Ellis for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Thomas Sayers Ellis, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Thomas Sayers Ellis or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Thomas Sayers Ellis?

    Booking fees for Thomas Sayers Ellis, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas Sayers Ellis, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas Sayers Ellis?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Sayers Ellis for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Sayers Ellis for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas Sayers Ellis or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas Sayers Ellis or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thomas Sayers Ellis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas Sayers Ellis for your event is available upon request. Thomas Sayers Ellis generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gina Loring, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Autumn de Wilde, Sally Mann and Noël Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas Sayers Ellis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Thomas Sayers Ellis Speaker Videos

  • The Writer's Block: A Video Q&A with Thomas Sayers Ellis
    Thomas Sayers Ellis - All Their Stanzas Look Alike

Thomas Sayers Ellis Speaking Topics

  • Heroes are Gang Leaders: Spoken Word and Jazz Concert

  • An Evening with Thomas Sayers Ellis

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