Ellie WhiteEllie White has been trying to teach people how to hallucinate since 1986. She holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University, and an MFA from Old Dominion University. Ellie writes nonfiction and poetry. She is also the creator of the comic strip “Uterus & Ellie.” Her poems have been published in FreezeRay Poetry and Harpur Palate, as well as other journals. Her poetry chapbook, Requiem for a Doll, was released by ELJ Publications in June 2015. Ellie’s work has won an Academy of American Poets College Poetry Prize and a Best of the Net nomination. She served as a Poetry Editor at Barely South Review for three years, currently reads nonfiction for Four Ties, and is the Social Media Editor at Muzzle Magazine.

Ellie also has a background in performance poetry. She has competed in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, the Individual World Poetry Slam, the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, the Women of the World Poetry Slam, and the Capturing Fire Queer Poetry Slam. Ellie currently lives near some big rocks and trees outside Charlottesville, Virginia.

[Photo by Emily Howell]