Monday, February 27, 2006 at 9:02 AM
Thomas Sayers Ellis teaches poetry at Case Western Reserve University - not so much the reading and analysis of poetry, but how to write it - how to make words sing from where they sit on the page. It's fitting, of course, given that his name sounds so poetic: T.S. Ellis. Earlier this winter, Ellis came by our studios to share some of his poetry and to talk about his life as a poet. He started by reading a poem called "Song On." He says it's a song not just about singing, but about ownership of identity and the means to happiness.