James C. Ellerbe was born, and currently lives, in New Jersey with his wife. He graduated from Hackensack High School and Gibbs College (formerly in Livingston, New Jersey) with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Administration. He has appeared on a BET’s "Buy The Book" and a non-taped edition of the world-renowned "Showtime at the Apollo" showcase in which he and other poets helped promote the first spoken-word event at a venue called "Poetic Battles." He represented New Jersey’s team for this event. He also performed at the Kola Note (Site of Montreal, Canada’s Jazz festival), Elizabeth High School, Rutgers University, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Sarah Lawrence College, and appeared on WLIB Radio NYC. Recently, James was also a featured author at the BCCLS BooksNJ2015 Book Festival at Paramus Library in Paramus, NJ. He also wrote and co-produced his three-act play, "A Dream Preserved." "Beyond the Event Horizon" is his first published book of poetry.
About his book
Beyond the Event Horizon
"Beyond the Event Horizon" is James C. Ellerbe's first book of poetry that chronicles his life and evolution of thought on the subjects of love, life, politics, and economics. It is a unique journey from his adolescence to adulthood through the motif of a black hole. BEH is his arrival to the literary world.
Most Favorite Book Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Artful and Intellectual!
Bybohemianpoeton February 19, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed reading this poetry collection. James C Ellerbe has written a very honest book that is inspiring and revealing, unafraid to share parts of his life that most men hide. The story of his evolution from a lost young man, looking to find himself to a mature man ready to turn a new page with the love of his life that God made him ready for is done in a logical but unpredictable and unique way. A lot of time and thought went into this work and his in-depth narratives in each chapter, along with the detailed introduction are welcoming to anyone who is interested in reading a rich book of poems. Two of my favorites to which I could fully relate were "The Outcast" and ""You Don't Love Me, You Love My Poetry". There are others, but you'll have to read them for yourself. I'm a selective reader and if a book does not grab my attention in the first five pages, I won't read anymore. On my first read-through I give it 5 Stars. It's a keeper!