Crip Talk: JJJJJerome Ellis (Hybrid)

Stuttering poet and musician JJJJJerome Ellis will perform excerpts from and discuss their new book, Aster of Ceremonies. This will be the first public offering of the Poetry Foundation’s Crip Talks, a series of workshops and artist talks by disabled writers, artists, and activists organized by the Poetry Foundation’s Accessibility Task Force.

JJJJJerome Ellis is an animal, artist, and proud stutterer. He makes music and writes books. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with his wife, ecologist-poet Luísa Black Ellis. They love walking in the woods, reading, and drinking tea together.

Curated and moderated by Noa Fields.

This is a hybrid event, which will be offered in-person and via livestream.

In-Person Attendance: Masks are strongly encouraged and available at check-in for those who would like to wear one. Please note that some event performers may choose to perform without a mask. The Foundation reserves the right to update this policy if community levels of COVID-19 increase significantly. Read our full COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines. Guests are encouraged to register in advance.

Livestream Attendance: The livestream link will be shared with registered guests on the day of the event. In order to receive the livestream details, please register in advance here.

The Poetry Foundation’s events are completely free of charge and open to the public. This event will include CART captioning and ASL interpretation. For more information about accessibility at the Poetry Foundation, please visit our Accessibility Guide.