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Ellen Lord's chapbook Relative Sanity reflects on life in Northern Michigan with poems of loss, longing, betrayal, and forgiveness

Cover of Ellen Lord's chapbook Relative Sanity
Relative Sanity is available now

A conversation with the author and poet about her work

Michigan native Ellen Lord has released her first chapbook, Relative Sanity, which features her elegiac and nature-centered poetry.

Currently residing in Charlevoix County, Ellen has an Upper Peninsula connection with an ancestral home in Trout Creek. Her writing is informed by her time as a behavioral health therapist, while focusing on loss, longing, betrayal, and forgiveness. She has been featured in Dunes Review, U.P. Reader, Haiku Society of America, Peninsula Poets anthologies, and is featured in the latest edition of the Walloon Writers Review.

Kurt spoke with Ellen about her creativity and her connection with the natural settings found in the Upper Peninsula:

A conversation with Ellen Lord

Find more of her work in Walloon Writers Review, and find her chapbook Relative Sanity, available now.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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