SPARED by Angele Ellis

Main Street Rag, 2011 | Cover Design by Christopher Ellis | “In Spared, Angele Ellis tells us: We must name, describe, explain each other as we live. In these thoughtful, desire-driven narratives, Ellis does just that—honoring those who came before her. Whether it’s paying homage to a loved Italian grandmother, mourning the victims of the Haitian earthquake, or celebrating the body and its inevitable limitations, Ellis names the longing in all of it—simultaneously raging and calling upon mortality in these robust, spirited poems.” —Jan Beatty