Join us as we celebrate the release of Ellie White’s book and for too long after. This event will be free and open to the public.
Combining poetry and memoir in a way that feels organic, and for too long after tells the story of a narrator in her late twenties coming to terms with a tumultuous past and recent hospitalization for suicidal ideation. Though many of the poems are dark, the prose sections convey determination, strength, and a sharp sense of humor as the narrator stumbles through a DIY healing process featuring gray hairs, amateur mountain climbing, and BDSM. Honest and visceral, and for too long after is a reckoning.
Ellie White has been over-dramatic since 1986. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MFA from Old Dominion University. Ellie writes nonfiction and poetry. She is also the creator of the comic strip “Uterus & Ellie.” Her work has been published in Foundry, Breakwater Review, and The Columbia Review, as well as other journals. Her first poetry chapbook, Requiem for a Doll, was released by ELJ Publications in 2015. Ellie’s second chapbook, Drift, was published by Dancing Girl Press & Studio in August 2019. Her work has won an Academy of American Poets College Poetry Prize, a Best of the Net nomination, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. Ellie served as a poetry editor at Barely South Review for three years, and as a poetry and nonfiction editor for Four Ties Literary Review for two years. She is currently a social media editor and reader at Muzzle Magazine. Ellie lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.