Ansel Elkins

2012 Hearst Fellow
Greensboro, NC

Research at AAS

Ansel Elkins conducted research for book-length collection of poems about the private lives of 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker and Millie-Christine McKoy. Click here to read excerpts of Elkins' poetry.


About the Fellow

Ansel Elkins is a poet from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, was writer-in-residence at Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island, WA and was poetry editor at The Greensboro Review. She is winner of the “Discovery” Boston Review Poetry Prize and the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition. Her poems have been published in numerous journals; “Ghost at My Door” was featured in Best New Poets, “Reverse: A Lynching” in Boston Review and “Tennessee Williams on Art & Sex” in The Believer.

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