Carol Ellis is a poet living in Portland, Oregon. She's been around the academic block with her PhD in English from the University of Iowa (her dissertation was about the poet James Wright) and her Masters of English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State, where she studied with Robert Creeley, and Ed Dorn. Carol is the author of two chapbooks: HELLO (Two Plum Press, 2018), and I Want a Job (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her poems and essays are published in anthologies and journals including ZYZZYVA, Comstock Review, The Cincinnati Review, Saranac Review, and Cider Press Review. Carol has taught at Saginaw Valley State University, University of Redlands, California State University at San Bernardino, Claremont Graduate University (where she directed the graduate writing program), University of California at Merced, and at The Attic in Portland. In 2015, Carol spent time in Cuba writing a book and giving readings.