The old music still filled pits in him like sawdust and wood glue do a nail hole. The songs didn’t say anything new over the years, but they provided home when he missed it....more
Elijah Burrell’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Agni, North American Review, Measure, Sugar House Review, Cider Press Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Structo, and many others. He received the 2009 Cecil A. Blue Award in Poetry and the 2010 Jane Kenyon Scholarship at Bennington College. Audio versions of his poetry have recently been featured on both The Missouri Review’s and Sugar House Review’s podcasts. In 2012 he joined the faculty at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. An assistant professor in Lincoln's English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism Department, he teach creative writing, literature, and advanced composition. Elijah holds an MFA in Writing and Literature (emphasis: poetry) from Bennington College. He resides near Jefferson City, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters.