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Zetta Elliott

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I’m a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. I was born and raised in Canada, but have lived in the US for 20 years. I earned my PhD in American Studies from NYU in 2003; I have taught at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, Mount Holyoke College, Hunter College, Bard High School Early College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College. My poetry has been published in the Cave Canem anthology, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Check the Rhyme: an Anthology of Female Poets and Emcees, and Coloring Book: an Eclectic Anthology of Fiction and Poetry by Multicultural Writers. My novella, Plastique, was excerpted in T Dot Griots: an Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers, and my plays ...more

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Zetta Elliott Thank YOU for sharing inclusive fantasy fiction with your family. Please tell your daughter that I *just* finished THE WITCH'S APPRENTICE and the publ…moreThank YOU for sharing inclusive fantasy fiction with your family. Please tell your daughter that I *just* finished THE WITCH'S APPRENTICE and the publisher has agreed to a fourth book as well, THE ENCHANTED BRIDGE.(less)
Zetta Elliott That's great! Thanks for the support. The sequel comes out in October but right now the publisher isn't interested in a third book--they don't think s…moreThat's great! Thanks for the support. The sequel comes out in October but right now the publisher isn't interested in a third book--they don't think sales are high enough. I plan to write another book but would try to sell it to another press or self-publish it as part of my urban fantasy series City Kids.(less)
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0295B262-2AFB-4C0C-A1CF-73C9351AEC35_1_201_aRoot beer is Ma’s favorite beverage so it has become a launch tradition to crack open a bottle, but I went out this morning and came up empty…today I’ll be heading up to Evanston to meet with a small group of young writers and later this month I’ll be signing THE ENCHANTED BRIDGE at Booked but otherwise, we’re having a fairly low-key launch. The social media giveaway is over but you can read a fun

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“I’m not sure which matters more—where the seed comes from, or where it takes root and grows.”
Zetta Elliott, A Wish After Midnight

“Men Made of Glass

men made of glass
beware my smile
with lips closed
I can cast a spell
that will reduce you to shards

I draw magic from a well
more ancient than you can fathom
I commune with unsettled spirits
listening to their lament

you spilled my sisters' blood
because they denied you
shame led to slaughter
indefensible panic

my sisters are black pearls
far beyond your valuation
you were never worthy
and now your time is up”
Zetta Elliott, Say Her Name

“And that’s what love does, it wipes out all the messy parts so you can see the picture clear.”
Zetta Elliott, A Wish After Midnight

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