Thomas Sayers Ellis

Thomas Sayers Ellis is the author of The Maverick Room and Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (Graywolf Press). His work has recently appeared in Poetry, Pluck!, Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry 2015. He is a photographer and a founding member of Heroes Are Gang Leaders, and is currently visiting writer at the City College of New York.

Winter 1994

Cowbell

By Thomas Sayers Ellis

You’re how we found The Maverick Room, The Cave Yard, The Black Hole, and block parties In hard-to-find inner city neighborhoods With names like Congress Heights & Valley Green. You’re […]

Winter 1994

Tapes

By Thomas Sayers Ellis

We got them the hard way, Taking turns holding recorders Filled with the weight of D batteries On our shoulders. We pressed PLAY & RECORD, Ready to release PAUSE The […]

Chuck Town

By Thomas Sayers Ellis

Heroes Are Gang Leaders for Chuck Brown 1936-2012    Sell Chuck. Buy Chucks. One Chuck fits. Lace up Liaison gold Chucks,     All Stars. Chucks come in     all pockets not just Pops. […]