Ellen June Wright


50 Euclid Ave Apt 3D
Hackensack, NJ 07601-4530

Author's Bio

Ellen June Wright was born in England of West Indian parents and immigrated to the United States as a child. She attended school in New Jersey and taught high-school language arts there for three decades. She has worked as a consulting teacher on the guides for three PBS poetry series: Poetry Haven, Fooling with Words and the Language of Life. Her work has been published in River Mouth Review, Santa Fe Writers Project, New York Quarterly Magazine, The Elevation Review, Paterson Literary Review, The Caribbean Writer and, is forthcoming in, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. Her work was also selected as The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week for their website and was featured in the article, Exceptional Prose Poetry From Around the Web: June 2021 by Jose Hernandez Diaz, and she received five 2021 Pushcart Prize nominations for her poetry.


Publications & Prizes

Journals: ,
The Caribbean Writer
The RavensPerch

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Vievee Francis, Major Jackson, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez and Alice Walker.

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African American
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Born in: 
United Kingdom
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Teaneck, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Mar 22, 2022