Acclaimed poet Thomas Sayers Ellis will be on campus Thursday reading from his newest poetry collection, Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems. Skin, Inc. combines lyric sequences with Ellis’s own photographs to create an image for America.
Ellis’s poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Best American Poetry, Grand Street, The Baffler, and other publications. He is the recipient of a John C. Zacharis First Book Award and a Whiting Writer’s Award, and is a co-founder of The Dark Room Collective in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Ellis’s reading, part of the Jenny McKean Moore series, is in the Marvin Center Amphitheater at 8 pm.