Dean Thomas Ellis


Dean Thomas Ellis’s debut collection of poetry, Far Flung, was published by Portals Press in March of this year. His work has appeared in Guernica, The New Orleans Review, The Puritan, The Massachusetts Review, and The Iron Lattice. His translation (with Jaime Braz) of Jacinto Lucas Pires' novel The True Actor was published by Dzanc Books in November 2013. He hosts the radio programs Tudo Bem and The Dean's List on WWOZ-FM in New Orleans.





2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets with a Special Guest
with David Armand, Felice Belle, Destiny O. Birdsong, Johnette Downing, Dean Thomas Ellis, Ashley Mace Havird, Sunni Patterson, and moderator Mona Lisa Saloy

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers Tent
Book Signing

Far Flung: Poems 

Far Flung is a collection of poems by Dean Thomas Ellis, a translator and host of a radio show on WWOZ in New Orleans.


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