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Name:  James Elledge  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1950 in Granite City, Illinois


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Elledge was born in Granite City.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim Elledge is an award-winning author and editor of twenty-two books, including a textbook on publishing, four anthologies on queer culture, and numerous poetry collections and chapbooks.He has been at Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2006. Currently, he is the Director of the MA in Professional Writing Program and Specializes in Creative Writing & Queer Studies. Previously, he was a professor of English at Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois Chicago. Along with the books written below, he has also edited the book, ''Who's Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners'', with David Groff in 2012.

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