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Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis is a poet and photographer whose books include Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems, and The Maverick Room. He is a founding member of the Dark Room Collective and is the leader and a founding member of the poetry music ensemble Heroes are Gang Leaders.

Ellis' poems have appeared in Callaloo, Best American Poetry, The Nation and numerous anthologies. His honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.