Ellen Stone lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she raised three daughters with her husband, Roger Lauer. She taught special education in Ann Arbor Public Schools from kindergarten to high school for over 30 years. Ellen co-founded a poetry club at Community High School where she taught for the last 20+ years of her career. She continues to advise Community High's Poetry Club and bring in local and nationally known guest poets, host school readings, and create a weekly writing space for students. Ellen is also a co-host for the monthly online poetry series, Skazat! She is an editor for the new literary journal, Public School Poetry.
Ellen's poems have appeared most recently in Midwest Review, Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, and Halfway Down the Stairs among other places, and are forthcoming in Third Coast. She is the author of The Solid Living World (Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, 2013) andWhat Is in the Blood (Mayapple Press, 2020). Ellen's poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart prize and Best of the Net.