The Hungry Ghost Diner

The Hungry Ghost Diner

by Kelly Ann Ellis

Ellis's debut poetry collection explores the everyday lives of working class women in America. These poems are emotionally honest, humorous, and filled with sharp wit. Using pop culture references, literary allusions, and a wholly fresh poetic voice, Ellis tackles big subjects such as poverty, inequality, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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About the Author

Kelly Ann Ellis

Kelly Ann Ellis lives and writes in Houston, TX. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston, where she currently teaches. A member of Poets in the Loop, she is also the co-founder of hotpoet, a literary nonprofit and small press that publishes the online journal, Equinox, for which Ellis serves as managing editor. Her work has been included in several juried poetry festivals and has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Her collaborative cinepoems have been featured in the REELpoetry Festival for three years running, and her poetry was showcased in the Houston Fringe Festival in 2019. Her fiction placed 2nd in The Short Story Show's 2020 contest and was re-released in a “best-of” podcast in 2021. Ellis was twice nominated in 2020 for a Pushcart prize.