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The night writer: Daughter of former Star journalists wins poetry prize

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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:50 am

She likes to writes when everyone else is asleep, during the hour of the wolf — between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. — the time of night when, according to folklore, the most people die and the most babies are born.

It is in that silent darkness where Ansel Elkins finds the inspiration for her hauntingly stark and beautifully desperate poems about loneliness, isolation, violence and hope; poems about the Southern spirit and Southern ghosts.

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