Tomlin G. Ellis is a Jamaican poet born in St. Catherine and educated at Dinthill Technical High School; the Jamaica School of Drama (now part of the Edna Manley College); RNTC Holland; National Academy Foundation of Science and Arts for Cinema and Television, Venezuela; and The University of the West Indies (UWI).
He is a founding member of the poetry groups, Poets in Unity, and The Poetry Society of Jamaica, and performed at the first Calabash International Literary Festival in 2001. Tomlin represented Jamaica at the 9th annual Poetry Festival held in Medellin Colombia, South America, in 1999.
A media practitioner and trainer with over thirty years experience in the broadcast industry, he produced one of Jamaica’s longest running radio poetry programmes, Groundings, aired on JBC Radio in the seventies that featured Miss Lou, Professor Mervyn Morris, Professor Edward Baugh, Lorna Goodison and many others.
Tomlin holds a Diploma in Mass Communication with Honours and a Masters in Communication Studies from UWI. He is presently the Station/Sales and Marketing Manager at Kool97fm.
His work is published in:
- Christian Habekost Compilation; 15 Poets From England and Jamaica
- So Much Things To Say, published by the Calabash International Literary Festival.
And his recordings, “Drop It”, appeared in:
- Heartbeat Records’ Word Sound Ave Power, Reggae Poetry Album
- Marcus Garvey Tribute Album.