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 her last 20+ years. 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 a local Ann Arbor poetry series, Skazat!
Ellen's poems have appeared most recently in Anti-Heroin Chic, Great Lakes Review, Rust + Moth, One (Jacar Press), West Trestle Review, The Maynard, and Hobart among other places. She is the author of What Is in the Blood (Mayapple Press, 2020) and The Solid Living World (Michigan Writers’ Cooperative Press, 2013). Ellen's poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart prize and Best of the Net.