About Me

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My name is Ellen Marie Garrity and I consider myself the bastard daughter of Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski. I am a mother, a poet, a teacher, an artist, a photographer, a seeker, a sapiosexual, an agnostic buddhist, a hiker, a craft beer enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, a thrift store pillager, a flea market plunderer, and a chronic procrastinator. I have a knack at breaking the rules but only because I live outside the lines, to the right of the grid and around the corner from outlaw extraordinairre.

Thanks to some great high school teachers, I decided to major in English at Fitchburg State College in MA. Soon though, I felt the beckoning call of the west and hopped a Greyhound to San Diego, reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac along the way. I went to San Diego State University, continuing along with my English major. I focused on Creative Writing and was inspired by some of my well-known and published professors such as Marilyn Chin and Sandra Alcosser. Some of my poetic heroes are:  William Blake, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Ai, Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde, Charles Bukowski and Pablo Neruda.

It took meeting another poet, who will remain anonymous, with raw, untamed talent to really bring my voice out. I will forever be grateful to him for that.

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18 responses to “About Me

  1. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/thursday-poets-rally-week-27-august-26-sept-1-2010/
    I am looking for poets to join the Rally week 27, I would be thrilled if you come this week.
    I value your talent.

    let me know,
    otherwise, ignore.

  2. Thanks, Jingle. Looks cool!

  3. Still have those grapes?

  4. “We’ll be friends until these grapes die.” (They were artificial)

  5. This is the beautifully, brilliant Ellen Garrity that once lived in Clearwater, FL? 🙂

  6. I lived in New Smyrna Beach and in Ocala for a bit but not in Clearwater.

  7. never dated Trevor?

  8. If not, you seriously have a twin. I lived at Tradewinds and used to be married to Micah Kirscher. I had a dear friend there, Elle, who was dating a guy named Trevor. If you are not her, you seriously have a twin! Please disregard these comments if you are not Elle.

  9. I’m sorry to say that you have the wrong Ellen.

  10. I just can’t believe it. You two are identical! I have enjoyed your site and everything you have written. I am certainly a fan!
    My search will continue to find ‘my’ Elle. 🙂

  11. I wish you the best of luck in finding your friend. Thank you so much for your kind words about my writing. I really appreciate it:)

  12. hello from

    David in Maine USA

  13. your welcome, thanks for following – appreciated very much

  14. Very cool, and very nice to meet you.

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