Ellen White Rook is a poet, writer, and teacher of contemplative arts residing in upstate New York and southern Maine. She offers writing workshops and leads Sit, Walk, Write retreats that merge meditation, movement, and writing. Ellen is a recent graduate from the Master of Fine Arts program at Lindenwood University. Her work has been published in Montana Mouthful, New Verse News, Red Rock Review, Trolley Literary Journal, and more. In 2021, two of her poems were nominated for Pushcart Prize.

Ellen also teaches Sogetsu ikebana, a Japanese flower arranging tradition. Visit her ikebana gallery.