JJJJJerome Ellis is an animal, artist, and proud stutterer. Through music, literature, performance, and video, he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time. He was born in 1989 to Jamaican and Grenadian immigrants. He grew up in Tidewater, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, ecologist-poet Luísa Black Ellis.
Ellis’s processional, precessional cessation and continuation of movement and music comes to us via his forthcoming release Aster of Ceremonies (Milkweed Editions, 2023)