Ansel Elkins

Ansel ElkinsAnsel Elkins is the author of Blue Yodel, winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Scholar, The Believer, Oxford American, Parnassus, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the American Antiquarian Society, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, as well as a Discovery/Boston Review Prize. She has held residencies at Hedgebrook, the James Merrill House, and was The Paris Review Writer-in-Residence at the Standard, East Village in downtown Manhattan in 2014. She is currently visiting assistant professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Participation at the 2015 West End Poetry Festival

  • [Workshop for High-School-Age Poets] Monstrous Masks: Experimenting with Persona in Poetry | Saturday, October 17 | 3 to 4:15 pm | Carrboro Century Center
  • Finale Readings | Saturday, October 17 | 7 to 8:30 pm | Carrboro Century Center

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.