Carol Ellis was born in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She’s been around the academic block with her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Her poems and essays are published in anthologies and journals including ZYZZYVA, Comstock Review, VoiceCatcher, and Cider Press Review. Her poetry chapbook, I Want A Job, has been published by Finishing Line Press. She has spent time in Cuba writing a book and giving readings.