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ASU Prof’s Poetry Published in Calendar

August 17, 2012

A poem written by Dr. Chris Ellery, Angelo State University professor of English, has been included in the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar.

The newly published annual desk calendar features Texas-themed poetry and pairs the weeks of the year with the works of more than 90 poets, including Ellery’s poem “Christ the King Sunday at the Carmelite Hermitage near Christoval.” 

Ellery, who teaches literature and creative writing at ASU, has published several poetry collections, including The Big Mosque of Mercy, All This Light We Live In and Quarry.  He is a member of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, the American Humor Studies Association and the Texas Institute of Letters.  The 2013 edition marks Ellery’s fourth appearance in the Texas Poetry Calendar. 

The Texas Poetry Calendar, in its 15th year of publication by Dos Gatos Press of Austin, is available online at, at  It can also be purchased at independent bookstores throughout Texas, including Eggemeyer’s General Store in San Angelo. 

For more information, contact Ellery at 325-942-2268, ext. 228, or Scott Wiggerman at


Dr. Chris Ellery
325-942-2268, ext. 228