Ellie Black is a poet, editor, and musician originally from Clarksville, Arkansas. She is a graduate of Hendrix College, an attendee of NYU's Writers in New York, a former Oxford American and Copper Canyon Press intern, and a 2018 June fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. Her poems have appeared recently in or are forthcoming from Split Lip Magazine, Best New Poets 2018, DIAGRAM, and others. She has received awards from the C.D. Wright Women Writer's Conference and the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas and has been a semifinalist for the Adroit Prizes in Poetry and the Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets; she also won first place in the Split Lip Poetry Contest Volume 1, judged by Paige Lewis.
She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, MS. She is also a freelance editor and PR/marketing assistant, a poetry reader for the Adroit Journal, and an Associate Editor at Sibling Rivalry Press.
(All photos by Lexi Adams Photography.)