Ellen Austin-Li is a poet & writer living in Cincinnati, OH. Her work has appeared 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's second chapbook, Lockdown: Scenes from Early in the Pandemic, is forthcoming in Aug. 2021 from FLP. 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 a half-empty nest with her husband and youngest son.