Ellen Austin-Li is an award-winning poet and writer living in Cincinnati, Ohio. After dedicating 18 years to the nursing profession, Ellen is now committed to writing poetry and prose. A long-time devotee of the power of words, Ellen's life of service, combined with her colorful life experiences, informs her art. Ellen Austin-Li is an award-winning poet published in Artemis, Writers Tribe Review, The Maine Review, Thimble Literary Magazine, Memoir Mixtapes, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Masque & Spectacle, Green Briar Review, Panoply, the Riparian anthology (Dos Madres Press, 2019), and other places. Her first poetry chapbook, Firefly, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2019. Ellen is active at Women Writing for a Change in Cincinnati and has studied poetry in many workshops, including several at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. A recipient of the Martin B. Bernstein Fellowship in Poetry, she is an MFA in Poetry candidate at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College. Ellen lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.