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.***

***The series is now on ZOOM d/t the pandemic. We hope to be hybrid by September!***
Visit the FB page for monthly feature info & the Zoom registration link (or link below): https://www.facebook.com/poetryatsitwells ***

July 6th, 2021: Featuring Wendy McVicker, Poet Laureate of Athens, OH & an Open Mic. Zoom room opens at 6:30 for “coffee talk.”
The readings start at 7 PM!
REGISTRATION: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElce6srjwuE9EFh5MDty5eDH8VrSHWtClZ

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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:

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

**Preorders run April 12th-June 11th. Books will be released on 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