Michael Ellis, also known as M.e. was first professionally published as a teenager in high school. A year later he was published in the Cross Currents Review Journal (UPS). Inspired by both Robert Frost and Langston Hughes, Ellis found new territory in poetry, becoming popular with Black and White audiences as few poets have before. In 1996 he was briefly tutored by Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks. He has performed in hundreds of shows and has lectured behind the college podium. His work is now enjoyed on four different continents. His second book, They Wouldn't Let Me will be released July 2015 in Canada. He has shared poetry in elementary, middle and high schools and will soon teach in a California prison. His poem, Worst Love Poem Ever Written was published by a Singapore Breast Cancer foundation.
Ellis has been honored in at least six different writing genres including novel and children's short story.