On Writing


“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

-Anton Chekok

Ellen Austin-Li writes poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction about family, relationships, alcoholism/addiction and recovery.


Poetry Night at Sitwell’s:

*** Ellen co-curates a monthly poetry series, Poetry Night at Sitwell’s. Go to the Events page for information on this series, which meets the 1st Tues. of every month.***

***Some months, the series is a hybrid event***
Visit the FB page for monthly feature info & the Zoom registration link (or link below): https://www.facebook.com/poetryatsitwells ***

Open Mic every month!
The readings start at 7 PM! Feature(s) begin @ 7:30 PM ET.

December 6th, 2022: Join us for our in-person feature, Cincinnati Poet Laureate Yalie Saweda Kamara, at Sitwell’s Coffee House, 324 Ludlow Ave. in Cincinnati. We’ll also have an Open Mic! This is a hybrid event. The Zoom registration link for virtual attendees is below.

REGISTRATION (link changes monthly if the event will be hybrid) : We’re in person in December!



Listen to Ellen Austin-Li’s interview about her poetry collection, “Firefly,” on Cincinnati’s NPR station, WVXU, here: https://www.wvxu.org/post/national-poetry-month-meet-local-poet-ellen-austin-li#stream/0


Publications:

ORDER Lockdown: Scenes from Early in the Pandemic, Finishing Line Press August 6th, 2021:


ORDER Firefly:

Order Firefly from the publisher below. You can also click on the book image to take you directly to Finishing Line Press.

Header photo courtesy of Jolly Li