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Jesse Ellsbury

(March 23,1982 / Washington D.C.)

Biography of Jesse Ellsbury

Jesse Ellsbury was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in the suburbs. He wrote his first poem when he was fourteen, and it started a lifelong passion. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County of a full Humanities and taught with AmeriCorps before earning his Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed English teacher and enjoys it, but his heart will always be with his black pen, not his red one. His work can be allusive, abrasive, elusive, philosophical, witty, and even apocalyptic, but it is diverse and has a literary depth, detail, and humor that can be eye-opening. If he didn't intend to have the career path of Edgar Allen Poe or Emily Dickenson, he might amount to something.

Jesse Ellsbury's Works:

Cantos, Carnivals, and Other Atrocities
Father Knows Blessed

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When You Give Up

When you give up,
the thing that you hate wins.
Whatever it is will continue to live
and you’ll be remembered as the one who gave in,
who threw up her hands
when she saw life’s demands
weren’t going anywhere.

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