Poet and photographer Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of The Maverick Room and Skin, Inc. (Graywolf Press). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry (1999, 2001 and 2010), The Nation, Paris Review, Poetry and Tin House and "Vernacular Owl," his elegy for Amiri Baraka, was award the Levinson Prize for Poetry by Poetry Magazine in 2014. His photo-essays and photographs have appeared widely in magazines and on book covers, and in 2011 he had his first solo exhibition "(Un)Lock It: the Percussive People in the GoGo Pocket" in Washington, D.C.. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Montana.
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