Ernie Brill

Ernie Brill
Ernie Brill publishes fiction and poetry widely in the US and Canada (River Styx, Atherton Review, Dart, Ice Flow Press (Toronto), Z Magazine, Oxford University, Other Voices, pif, Issu,  flowering song press, Harbor Publications (Brit. Columbia).

His pioneering collection about race relations among hospital workers, I Looked Over Jordan And Other Stories, (Boston: South End Press, 1980), was optioned by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee for their PBS television series “With Ossie and Ruby”. Ms. Dee adopted and performed Brill’s story “Crazy Hattie Enters The Ice Age” to critical acclaim.

Brill earned a BA and MA in English from San Francisco State College and was earnestly involved in the historic five month strike against racism there that won the country’s first Dept. of Black Studies,and an entire School of Ethnic Studies.

Brill won a $4,000 CAPS FICTION grant from the New York State Creative Arts Public Service

His favorite writers include Virginia Woolf, Richard Wright, Pablo Neruda, Mahmoud Darwish, Sterling A. Brown, Hyesoon Kim, Pedro Pietri, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Damon Runyon. And Meridel LeSueur.


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