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
- A Cynic's Philosophy on Education
- A Game of Mug
- A Poem in Rebellion
- Adept at the Helm
- After a Stint on the Rack
- Amethyst Stalactites (How to Fail Like A...
- Ape At The Assembly Line
- Apology for Something I Haven't Done Yet
- Arbeit Macht Frei
- Beautiful Swimmer
- Brain Lying Sideways
- Death Ends Here (So Life Can Begin)
- Does A Friendship Fade (When A Friend Go...
Like A Crown on a King
I am temporary every single day,
stuck in place for one brief time
like a snowflake on a branch
and then I melt again
onto a sparrow’s wing:
a drop of water
like a crown on a king.