Ellen White Rook is a poet, writer, and teacher of contemplative arts living in upstate New York and southern Maine. She offers writing workshops and leads retreats that merge meditation, movement, and writing. Ellen is a graduate from the Master of Fine Arts program at Lindenwood University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in New Verse News, Red Rock Review, Trolley Literary Journal, The Dewdrop, Cold Mountain Review, and more. In 2021, two of her poems were nominated for Pushcart Prize. A collection of poetry, Suspended, will be published by Cathexis Northwest Press in May, 2023. Resume/cv updated March 13, 2023.

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