- Writers' Voices - 20080509 - Tony Ellis

Fairfield poet Tony Ellis, author of "There is Wisdom in Walnuts," will discuss his Wisdom in Walnuts

work in process resulting from a weeks-long retreat at Soul Mountain writers' retreat. Soul Mountain was founded by poet Marilyn Nelson in rural Connecticut and is sponsored by the University of Connecticut. It offers residencies for up to four writers at a time. “When my book of poems about the scientist-saint George Washington Carver started to bear surprising fruit, I suddenly had enough money for a down-payment on a childhood dream. ...[Now,] poems not my own are being written under my roof. My guest book is filled with gratitude. So am I."